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Table 1 PIRLS 2011 Abu Dhabi student profile

From: The role of reading motivation, self-efficacy, and home influence in students’ literacy achievement: a preliminary examination of fourth graders in Abu Dhabi

Characteristic Frequency Percentage
Gender
 Male 2099 50.6
 Female 2047 49.4
Region
 Abu Dhabi 2240 54
 Al Ain 1203 29
 Al Dhafra 703 17
Nationality
 Expatriate 2085 50.3
 Emirati 1963 47.3
 Not disclosed 98 2.4
Curriculum
 Public—ADEC 1826 44.0
 Private—Ministry of Education 724 17.5
 Private—Indian 511 12.3
 Private—UK 457 11
 Private—International 308 7.4
 Private—US 224 5.4
 Private—Asian/other 96 2.3
Language of testing
 Arabic 2614 63.0
 English 1532 37.0