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Table 5 Actual and potential percentage of students into PISA proficiency levels

From: Measuring the efficiency of public schools in Uruguay: main drivers and policy implications

Description 2009 2012
Actual % Potential % Actual % Potential %
Students under the minimum “competence threshold” in mathematics 54.7 41.5 67.2 48.5
Top-performing students in mathematics 20.7 30.7 12.6 24.5
Students under the minimum “competence threshold” in reading 49.7 38.2 58.8 42.9
Top-performing students in reading 21.9 31.3 13.6 26.9
Students under the minimum “competence threshold” in at least one area 63.9 52.4 73.5 57.4
Top-performing students in at least one area 29.8 42.9 19.0 35.0
  1. Source: authors’ estimations based on PISA 2009 and PISA 2012 databases