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Students, Computers and Learning

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Students' exposure to computers at school varies widely between countries. However, the use of computers does not seem to be a prominent factor in explaining the variation in student performance in math, reading or science. Most countries that invested heavily in education related IT equipment did not witness an appreciable improvement in student achievement over the past 10 years.
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Country
Students per school computers, 2012
Students using computers at school, %, 2012
Performance in mathematics, PISA points, 2012
Albania Albania 8.9 394
Argentina Argentina 14.1 388
Australia Australia 0.9 93.7 504
Austria Austria 2.9 81.4 506
Belgium Belgium 2.8 65.3 515
Brazil Brazil 22.1 391
Bulgaria Bulgaria 2.6 439
Canada Canada 2.8 518
Chile Chile 4.7 61.7 423
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 5.8 78.8 560
Colombia Colombia 3.7 376
Costa Rica Costa Rica 17.7 57.4 407
Croatia Croatia 5 78.3 471
Czech Republic Czech Republic 1.6 83.2 499
Denmark Denmark 2.4 86.7 500
Estonia Estonia 2.1 61 521
Finland Finland 3.1 89 519
France France 2.9 495
Germany Germany 4.2 68.7 514
Greece Greece 8.2 65.9 453
Hong Kong-China Hong Kong-China 2.2 83.8 561
Hungary Hungary 2.2 74.7 477
Iceland Iceland 4.1 81.9 493
Indonesia Indonesia 16.4 375
Ireland Ireland 2.6 63.5 501
Israel Israel 4.7 55.2 466
Italy Italy 4.1 66.8 485
Japan Japan 3.6 59.2 536
Jordan Jordan 5 79.7 386
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2.5 432
Korea Korea 5.3 41.9 554
Latvia Latvia 2.2 52.4 491
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 2.1 91.8 535
Lithuania Lithuania 1.9 479
Luxembourg Luxembourg 2.2 490
Macao-China Macao-China 1.3 87.6 538
Malaysia Malaysia 16.7 421
Mexico Mexico 15.5 60.6 413
Montenegro Montenegro 7.7 410
Netherlands Netherlands 2.6 94 523
New Zealand New Zealand 1.2 86.4 500
Norway Norway 1.7 91.9 489
Peru Peru 7.9 368
Poland Poland 4 60.3 518
Portugal Portugal 3.7 69 487
Qatar Qatar 4.2 376
Romania Romania 4.6 445
Russian Federation Russian Federation 3 80.2 482
Serbia Serbia 8.8 82 449
Shanghai-China Shanghai-China 2.9 38.3 613
Singapore Singapore 2 69.9 573
Slovak Republic Slovak Republic 2 80.2 482
Slovenia Slovenia 3.3 57.2 501
Spain Spain 2.2 73.2 484
Sweden Sweden 3.7 87 478
Switzerland Switzerland 2.7 78.3 531
Thailand Thailand 3.1 427
Tunisia Tunisia 53.1 388
Turkey Turkey 44.9 48.7 448
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 4.2 434
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1.4 494
United States United States 1.8 481
Uruguay Uruguay 8.7 49.9 409
Viet Nam Viet Nam 8.6 511