Young Learners English Tests, Starters (YLE Starters) – for 2007

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YLE Starters - Reading & Writing

The table shows the breakdown of candidate achievement, by country / territory.

Country / Territory Number of Shields
1 2 3 4 5
Albania 0.0% 5.9% 35.3% 52.9% 5.9%
Algeria 0.0% 0.0% 26.7% 60.0% 13.3%
Argentina 0.2% 3.9% 16.9% 41.0% 37.8%
Austria 0.0% 10.0% 30.0% 50.0% 10.0%
Bahrain 0.0% 0.0% 55.6% 44.4% 0.0%
Bangladesh 0.9% 6.1% 25.4% 47.3% 20.5%
Bosnia 3.6% 7.1% 21.4% 42.9% 25.0%
Brazil 0.4% 3.4% 17.8% 45.1% 33.3%
Bulgaria 0.0% 4.7% 4.7% 27.5% 63.0%
Chile 0.0% 5.0% 42.5% 45.0% 7.5%
Colombia 1.7% 10.5% 19.6% 34.8% 33.3%
Costa Rica 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 60.0% 40.0%
Croatia 0.0% 0.0% 11.5% 32.1% 56.4%
Cyprus 0.1% 3.6% 15.5% 38.3% 42.5%
Czech Republic 1.1% 9.9% 24.3% 44.9% 19.9%
Ecuador 0.0% 5.4% 10.8% 47.3% 36.5%
Egypt 0.0% 4.7% 12.5% 46.9% 35.9%
Estonia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 23.1% 76.9%
France 0.8% 8.4% 23.2% 41.2% 26.4%
Germany 0.0% 4.8% 14.8% 36.0% 44.4%
Greece 0.2% 2.9% 10.3% 36.9% 49.7%
Hong Kong 2.0% 10.2% 20.2% 39.5% 28.1%
Hungary 0.0% 0.9% 1.8% 24.5% 72.7%
India 0.5% 4.6% 11.9% 35.2% 47.7%
Indonesia 0.0% 4.2% 15.9% 36.2% 43.7%
Iran 8.8% 7.4% 15.7% 40.7% 27.4%
Irish Republic 0.0% 6.3% 31.3% 37.5% 25.0%
Italy 0.3% 6.5% 20.4% 44.2% 28.6%
Japan 12.1% 33.7% 27.8% 21.9% 4.4%
Jordan 0.0% 0.0% 14.3% 23.8% 61.9%
Latvia 0.0% 6.8% 14.6% 39.8% 38.8%
Lebanon 0.0% 9.1% 13.6% 50.0% 27.3%
Libya 27.3% 0.0% 9.1% 45.5% 18.2%
Lithuania 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 38.7% 61.3%
Malaysia 0.0% 2.4% 3.5% 29.9% 64.1%
Mauritius 2.6% 2.6% 10.3% 33.3% 51.3%
Mexico 0.2% 6.9% 21.2% 45.4% 26.3%
Morocco 7.1% 32.1% 26.8% 28.6% 5.4%
Myanmar (Burma) 0.0% 1.1% 5.7% 39.0% 54.1%
New Caledonia 0.0% 13.6% 13.6% 13.6% 59.1%
Pakistan 0.0% 2.9% 22.9% 45.7% 28.6%
Peru 0.4% 2.4% 12.0% 35.5% 49.7%
Philippines 0.0% 0.0% 20.5% 48.7% 30.8%
Poland 0.0% 2.5% 9.7% 42.8% 45.0%
Portugal 0.1% 5.4% 21.5% 42.6% 30.5%
Qatar 1.7% 12.8% 25.6% 33.3% 26.5%
Romania 0.2% 4.2% 12.6% 27.2% 55.7%
Russia 1.4% 5.8% 16.3% 48.4% 28.1%
Saudi Arabia 1.2% 13.2% 31.7% 29.6% 24.3%
Slovak Republic 0.0% 8.3% 4.2% 58.3% 29.2%
Slovenia 0.0% 2.8% 4.2% 50.7% 42.3%
South Korea 0.4% 7.4% 30.0% 42.2% 19.9%
Spain 0.5% 7.0% 20.4% 41.4% 30.7%
Sri Lanka 2.1% 9.3% 22.5% 35.5% 30.6%
Switzerland 0.0% 2.9% 21.0% 43.4% 32.7%
Syria 11.3% 20.8% 22.6% 30.2% 15.1%
Taiwan 0.6% 6.6% 16.2% 40.2% 36.5%
Thailand 2.5% 14.5% 22.8% 39.2% 20.9%
Tunisia 0.0% 17.5% 20.6% 42.9% 19.0%
Turkey 0.3% 3.1% 15.6% 41.9% 39.2%
Ukraine 0.0% 2.5% 31.2% 46.5% 19.7%
United Arab Emirates 0.0% 5.6% 13.0% 51.9% 29.6%
United Kingdom 0.0% 0.0% 6.3% 25.0% 68.8%
Uruguay 0.0% 3.1% 18.5% 28.4% 50.0%
Vietnam 1.1% 8.2% 20.8% 36.7% 33.1%
Serbia 0.7% 2.1% 15.4% 50.3% 31.5%

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YLE Starters - Listening

The table shows the breakdown of candidate achievement, by country / territory.

Country / Territory Number of Shields
1 2 3 4 5
Albania 17.6% 47.1% 5.9% 17.6% 11.8%
Algeria 0.0% 20.0% 40.0% 33.3% 6.7%
Argentina 0.0% 7.3% 25.6% 29.8% 36.8%
Austria 0.0% 0.0% 10.0% 60.0% 30.0%
Bahrain 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 44.4% 55.6%
Bangladesh 4.3% 8.4% 37.5% 25.9% 23.9%
Bosnia 0.0% 10.7% 25.0% 21.4% 42.9%
Brazil 1.5% 8.8% 26.8% 28.9% 34.0%
Bulgaria 0.9% 0.5% 10.4% 25.1% 63.0%
Chile 1.9% 25.0% 32.7% 25.0% 15.4%
Colombia 1.2% 10.1% 27.6% 36.1% 25.1%
Costa Rica 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 40.0% 40.0%
Croatia 0.0% 6.0% 26.9% 28.6% 38.5%
Cyprus 0.9% 6.1% 18.8% 29.6% 44.7%
Czech Republic 2.6% 16.5% 29.4% 23.5% 27.9%
Ecuador 2.7% 9.5% 18.9% 41.9% 27.0%
Egypt 0.0% 1.6% 7.8% 54.7% 35.9%
Estonia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 46.2% 53.8%
France 2.7% 13.6% 19.1% 30.0% 34.7%
Germany 0.0% 2.6% 12.2% 32.8% 52.4%
Greece 0.7% 6.3% 17.7% 32.0% 43.4%
Hong Kong 1.7% 5.0% 18.7% 27.9% 46.7%
Hungary 0.0% 0.0% 12.7% 18.2% 69.1%
India 2.0% 7.5% 16.3% 37.7% 36.5%
Indonesia 2.2% 13.1% 26.7% 25.3% 32.6%
Iran 5.9% 7.2% 13.6% 36.2% 37.2%
Irish Republic 0.0% 6.3% 12.5% 37.5% 43.8%
Italy 2.7% 12.1% 26.3% 32.0% 26.9%
Japan 7.7% 18.9% 27.2% 25.4% 20.7%
Jordan 0.0% 0.0% 42.9% 38.1% 19.0%
Latvia 1.9% 9.7% 22.3% 39.8% 26.2%
Lebanon 0.0% 4.5% 9.1% 22.7% 63.6%
Libya 9.1% 18.2% 9.1% 36.4% 27.3%
Lithuania 0.0% 3.2% 9.7% 61.3% 25.8%
Malaysia 0.0% 1.6% 11.6% 21.8% 65.0%
Mauritius 0.0% 7.7% 12.8% 30.8% 48.7%
Mexico 2.4% 14.8% 25.6% 31.9% 25.3%
Morocco 28.6% 16.1% 21.4% 16.1% 17.9%
Myanmar (Burma) 1.5% 9.5% 23.4% 27.4% 38.2%
New Caledonia 0.0% 13.6% 18.2% 36.4% 31.8%
Pakistan 0.0% 14.3% 20.0% 22.9% 42.9%
Peru 0.5% 3.0% 12.0% 48.2% 36.4%
Philippines 0.0% 15.4% 20.5% 30.8% 33.3%
Poland 0.0% 1.9% 13.8% 28.7% 55.5%
Portugal 0.6% 5.1% 21.1% 38.0% 35.1%
Qatar 0.0% 1.7% 22.2% 20.5% 55.6%
Romania 1.6% 4.7% 13.1% 27.4% 53.2%
Russia 1.6% 5.1% 15.7% 31.1% 46.5%
Saudi Arabia 0.6% 9.1% 28.7% 27.9% 33.7%
Slovak Republic 0.0% 8.3% 20.8% 12.5% 58.3%
Slovenia 0.0% 1.4% 4.2% 26.8% 67.6%
South Korea 29.2% 8.8% 19.9% 28.0% 14.1%
Spain 2.3% 11.9% 26.0% 33.3% 26.5%
Sri Lanka 6.3% 13.7% 24.5% 25.8% 29.6%
Switzerland 0.8% 4.5% 23.1% 28.7% 42.9%
Syria 18.9% 28.3% 13.2% 22.6% 17.0%
Taiwan 0.7% 7.0% 20.0% 29.8% 42.6%
Thailand 7.9% 21.9% 18.2% 23.6% 28.4%
Tunisia 0.0% 11.1% 25.4% 31.7% 31.7%
Turkey 1.0% 6.6% 21.9% 32.7% 37.7%
Ukraine 0.0% 5.1% 41.4% 27.4% 26.1%
United Arab Emirates 3.7% 25.9% 29.6% 33.3% 7.4%
United Kingdom 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0%
Uruguay 2.5% 14.8% 34.6% 21.6% 26.5%
Vietnam 6.4% 24.7% 31.9% 20.2% 16.8%
Serbia 0.0% 4.8% 21.1% 27.9% 46.3%

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YLE Starters - Speaking

The table shows the breakdown of candidate achievement, by country / territory.

Country / Territory Number of Shields
1 2 3 4 5
Albania 0.0% 10.5% 0.0% 15.8% 73.7%
Algeria 0.0% 6.7% 6.7% 20.0% 66.7%
Argentina 0.5% 3.4% 9.4% 16.9% 69.9%
Austria 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 80.0%
Bahrain 0.0% 0.0% 11.1% 0.0% 88.9%
Bangladesh 1.2% 3.2% 5.2% 13.3% 77.2%
Bosnia 0.0% 3.6% 3.6% 10.7% 82.1%
Brazil 1.3% 3.4% 8.9% 20.1% 66.3%
Bulgaria 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 10.6% 88.5%
Chile 2.6% 3.9% 13.2% 23.7% 56.6%
Colombia 1.0% 5.1% 6.7% 15.4% 71.9%
Costa Rica 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Croatia 0.0% 0.0% 3.0% 3.4% 93.6%
Cyprus 0.5% 2.2% 7.3% 13.0% 77.0%
Czech Republic 0.0% 5.1% 22.8% 28.7% 43.4%
Ecuador 0.0% 5.4% 8.1% 10.8% 75.7%
Egypt 0.0% 0.0% 4.7% 21.9% 73.4%
Estonia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 38.5% 61.5%
France 0.3% 5.1% 12.5% 17.8% 64.3%
Germany 0.0% 0.5% 2.9% 17.4% 79.2%
Greece 0.4% 2.4% 5.9% 12.0% 79.3%
Hong Kong 0.8% 2.1% 3.6% 8.3% 85.2%
Hungary 0.0% 0.0% 1.8% 1.8% 96.4%
India 0.3% 1.2% 2.9% 10.7% 85.0%
Indonesia 0.0% 1.4% 2.5% 13.1% 83.0%
Iran 4.0% 4.0% 6.9% 14.6% 70.5%
Irish Republic 0.0% 6.3% 0.0% 12.5% 81.3%
Italy 1.6% 7.6% 12.7% 20.3% 57.8%
Japan 2.8% 11.1% 19.9% 27.9% 38.2%
Jordan 0.0% 0.0% 9.5% 9.5% 81.0%
Latvia 0.0% 1.0% 9.7% 6.8% 82.5%
Lebanon 0.0% 4.5% 9.1% 4.5% 81.8%
Libya 0.0% 0.0% 9.1% 9.1% 81.8%
Lithuania 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Malaysia 0.0% 0.0% 2.1% 8.0% 89.9%
Mauritius 0.0% 0.0% 5.1% 12.8% 82.1%
Mexico 1.4% 7.7% 11.7% 22.6% 56.6%
Morocco 0.0% 1.8% 8.9% 19.6% 69.6%
Myanmar (Burma) 0.0% 0.5% 6.8% 17.6% 75.1%
New Caledonia 9.1% 18.2% 18.2% 22.7% 31.8%
Pakistan 0.0% 0.0% 5.7% 17.1% 77.1%
Peru 0.9% 1.1% 3.9% 15.5% 78.6%
Philippines 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.6% 97.4%
Poland 3.8% 1.3% 7.2% 15.3% 72.4%
Portugal 0.4% 3.3% 10.9% 20.7% 64.7%
Qatar 1.7% 4.3% 12.8% 15.4% 65.8%
Romania 0.4% 0.4% 3.8% 10.0% 85.3%
Russia 0.5% 3.1% 5.8% 15.3% 75.4%
Saudi Arabia 0.6% 2.6% 7.3% 18.2% 71.3%
Slovak Republic 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.2% 95.8%
Slovenia 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 4.2% 94.4%
South Korea 98.7% 0.0% 0.2% 0.4% 0.6%
Spain 0.7% 3.1% 8.7% 15.5% 72.0%
Sri Lanka 0.9% 3.3% 6.6% 15.8% 73.5%
Switzerland 0.0% 2.2% 6.0% 18.0% 73.8%
Syria 0.0% 0.0% 1.9% 13.2% 84.9%
Taiwan 0.8% 3.2% 6.2% 16.9% 73.0%
Thailand 1.9% 9.1% 15.4% 18.0% 55.5%
Tunisia 0.0% 1.6% 22.2% 12.7% 63.5%
Turkey 1.5% 4.7% 9.4% 16.4% 67.9%
Ukraine 0.0% 0.0% 1.8% 9.5% 88.7%
United Arab Emirates 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 55.6% 44.4%
United Kingdom 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 43.8% 56.3%
Uruguay 1.2% 3.7% 6.8% 20.4% 67.9%
Vietnam 3.5% 11.5% 15.2% 23.0% 46.9%
Serbia 0.0% 0.0% 3.5% 14.0% 82.5%

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