Performance at International Benchmarks

Trends at the International Benchmarks

Exhibit 2.2 shows the changes in percentages of students reaching the benchmarks for countries that have participated in previous assessments (2001, 2006, and 2011). Of the 41 countries participating in both 2011 and 2016, 19 increased and 2 decreased at the Advanced International Benchmark, 18 increased and 6 decreased, at the High International Benchmark, 16 increased and 8 decreased at the Intermediate Benchmark, and 7 increased and 9 decreased at the Low Benchmark. Of the 20 countries participating in both 2001 and 2016, 11 increased and 2 decreased at the Advanced International Benchmark, 12 increased and 2 decreased at the High Benchmark, 10 increased and 2 decreased at the Intermediate Benchmark, and 8 increased and 2 decreased at the Low Benchmark.

Trends at the International Benchmarks