Underachievement in reading

In 2015, in Belgium 19.5% of the students aged 15 had insufficient reading skills. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease. The trend since 2000 is undetermined.

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Underachievement in reading - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of 15-year-old students

 2000200320062009201220152015//20002015//2009
Belgium19.017.919.417.716.119.50.21.6
EU2719.820.822.619.517.819.70.00.2
//: Average Growth Rates

2015: EU28

OECD; Eurostat (2019), Underachieving 15-year-old students by sex and field - PISA survey [educ_outc_pisa]; https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 03/04/2019).

Underachievement in reading by sex - Belgium

percentage of 15-year-old students

 2000200320062009201220152015//20002015//2009
females14.113.013.413.811.817.01.33.5
males22.822.424.921.520.422.0-0.20.4
//: Average Growth Rates

OECD; Eurostat (2019), Underachieving 15-year-old students by sex and field - PISA survey [educ_outc_pisa]; https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 03/04/2019).

UN Target: 4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy.

UN Indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 4.6.1 Proportion of population in a given age group achieving at least a fixed level of proficiency in functional (a) literacy and (b) numeracy skills, by sex.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 26/04/2019).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 26/04/2019).

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