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Table 6 Average percent correct, missing and not reached for block S1/S4 (science), positions 1 and 4, 2006 and 2009–Ireland and OECD averages

From: Changes in achievement on PISA: the case of Ireland and implications for international assessment practice

  P1 2003 P1 2009 P4 2003 P4 2009
% correct
Ireland 63.8 57.3 62.0 54.0
OECD 59.8 50.9 64.3 53.1
% incorrect
Ireland 34.6 38.1 35.3 39.0
OECD 37.0 41.5 31.7 39.3
% missing
Ireland 1.6 4.6 2.7 7.0
OECD 3.2 7.6 4.0 7.6
% not reached
Ireland 0.0 2.2 0.0 2.1
OECD 0.0 5.2 0.1 5.7
% missing + not reached
Ireland 1.6 6.8 2.7 9.1
OECD 3.2 12.8 4.1 13.3
  1. Source: Cosgrove, 2011, Table twenty-six.