Instruction Affected by Reading Resource Shortages – Principals’ Reports
Exhibit 5.4 presents the results for the Reading Resource Shortages scale, fully described under “About the Scale.” Countries are ordered according to the percentage of students (from most to least) in schools Not Affected by resource shortages, from a high of 64 percent to a low of 1 percent. On average, 31 percent of the fourth grade students attended well-resourced schools and they had the highest average reading achievement (521). Sixty-two percent of the students were in schools Somewhat Affected by resource shortages and 6 percent were in schools Affected A Lot. Average reading achievement for these two groups was 507 and 474, respectively.