Cambridge English: Starters (YLE Starters)

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YLE Starters - Listening

Country Grade
1 Shield 2 Shields 3 Shields 4 Shields 5 Shields
Albania 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 33.3% 33.3%
Algeria 5.3% 21.1% 23.7% 36.8% 13.2%
Angola 0.0% 14.3% 35.7% 21.4% 28.6%
Argentina 2.7% 5.1% 15.1% 31.6% 45.5%
Austria 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 33.3% 33.3%
Bahrain 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0%
Bangladesh 0.5% 2.3% 6.9% 32.4% 57.9%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0% 6.5% 15.2% 26.1% 52.2%
Brazil 12.9% 7.7% 16.4% 23.8% 39.2%
Bulgaria 0.8% 1.8% 9.4% 23.6% 64.4%
Cambodia 2.1% 7.2% 9.3% 32.0% 49.5%
Chile 18.2% 13.3% 21.7% 22.9% 23.9%
China 6.5% 10.7% 23.3% 33.8% 25.7%
Colombia 19.4% 16.9% 19.8% 22.3% 21.7%
Costa Rica 0.0% 0.0% 15.7% 33.3% 51.0%
Croatia 0.7% 2.1% 6.0% 30.9% 60.4%
Cyprus 0.2% 2.1% 8.3% 23.3% 66.1%
Czech Republic 0.5% 1.2% 11.8% 29.2% 57.3%
Dominican Republic 6.5% 12.9% 35.5% 19.4% 25.8%
Ecuador 6.0% 11.9% 25.4% 31.2% 25.6%
Egypt 0.0% 0.7% 8.0% 23.9% 67.4%
Estonia 0.0% 0.0% 11.1% 22.2% 66.7%
France 3.6% 9.4% 20.0% 33.4% 33.7%
French Guiana 34.5% 31.0% 20.7% 10.3% 3.4%
Georgia 1.2% 3.7% 16.7% 24.7% 53.7%
Germany 0.8% 3.6% 12.1% 25.0% 58.5%
Greece 0.6% 1.9% 8.8% 24.4% 64.3%
Guatemala 1.0% 9.4% 30.8% 34.6% 24.1%
Hong Kong 1.0% 2.8% 9.2% 26.2% 60.8%
Hungary 0.0% 0.5% 2.8% 16.7% 80.0%
India 10.6% 9.3% 18.4% 31.1% 30.6%
Indonesia 3.8% 7.3% 16.5% 26.8% 45.6%
Iran 0.4% 2.6% 11.8% 29.7% 55.6%
Iraq 14.3% 10.7% 25.0% 35.7% 14.3%
Italy 4.0% 8.3% 18.0% 30.2% 39.5%
Japan 5.1% 11.7% 27.0% 28.1% 28.1%
Jordan 0.0% 5.3% 21.1% 21.1% 52.6%
Kuwait 5.2% 22.4% 20.7% 29.3% 22.4%
Latvia 0.0% 0.0% 12.1% 54.5% 33.3%
Lebanon 0.0% 1.9% 6.3% 30.4% 61.4%
Lithuania 0.0% 25.0% 0.0% 25.0% 50.0%
Macau 0.6% 5.1% 15.0% 38.9% 40.4%
Macedonia 1.8% 0.0% 1.8% 19.3% 77.2%
Malaysia 1.3% 2.2% 9.5% 26.0% 61.1%
Mauritius 10.6% 2.1% 8.5% 10.6% 68.1%
Mexico 5.9% 11.0% 22.2% 31.7% 29.2%
Morocco 1.8% 21.1% 22.8% 29.8% 24.6%
Myanmar 1.4% 2.9% 6.3% 19.8% 69.5%
Nepal 0.0% 2.2% 7.7% 38.3% 51.8%
Netherlands 0.0% 3.2% 0.0% 6.5% 90.3%
New Caledonia 0.0% 40.0% 0.0% 20.0% 40.0%
Oman 0.0% 0.0% 18.2% 45.5% 36.4%
Pakistan 0.9% 1.9% 5.6% 31.8% 59.8%
Paraguay 6.0% 14.7% 26.0% 24.0% 29.3%
Peru 2.4% 5.5% 18.0% 29.5% 44.6%
Philippines 0.0% 0.0% 3.2% 19.0% 77.8%
Poland 0.2% 2.1% 9.7% 26.3% 61.7%
Portugal 0.3% 2.8% 9.4% 27.4% 60.2%
Qatar 2.6% 8.6% 16.4% 19.0% 53.4%
Reunion 14.8% 33.3% 37.0% 3.7% 11.1%
Romania 0.3% 0.9% 4.9% 19.5% 74.4%
Russian Federation 0.4% 2.3% 9.4% 29.2% 58.7%
San Marino 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 7.1% 92.9%
Saudi Arabia 3.1% 4.7% 12.8% 27.8% 51.6%
Serbia 0.0% 1.8% 7.6% 25.1% 65.5%
Slovakia 0.0% 3.4% 13.0% 26.0% 57.6%
Slovenia 0.0% 0.0% 14.6% 17.1% 68.3%
South Korea 1.2% 4.3% 30.0% 32.4% 32.1%
Spain 1.0% 4.2% 14.5% 32.6% 47.8%
Sri Lanka 0.5% 2.4% 13.0% 35.5% 48.6%
Switzerland 0.7% 3.3% 10.4% 27.9% 57.6%
Taiwan 0.2% 1.2% 7.9% 27.9% 62.9%
Thailand 1.4% 7.7% 17.7% 32.6% 40.5%
Tunisia 1.1% 7.6% 22.3% 28.5% 40.4%
Turkey 2.5% 6.1% 16.2% 28.6% 46.7%
UAE 1.8% 5.7% 12.9% 28.2% 51.4%
UK 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 25.0% 62.5%
Ukraine 1.2% 2.5% 8.9% 29.1% 58.3%
Uruguay 4.3% 14.4% 19.8% 27.5% 34.0%
Venezuela 14.6% 9.7% 16.7% 24.3% 34.7%
Vietnam 4.0% 9.1% 22.4% 32.0% 32.5%
Grand Total 4.4% 7.5% 18.2% 30.7% 39.2%

YLE Starters - Speaking

Country Grade
1 Shield 2 Shields 3 Shields 4 Shields 5 Shields
Albania 0.0% 22.2% 22.2% 33.3% 22.2%
Algeria 0.0% 10.5% 21.1% 44.7% 23.7%
Angola 0.0% 7.1% 7.1% 35.7% 50.0%
Argentina 1.5% 4.0% 7.7% 18.7% 68.1%
Austria 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.1% 88.9%
Bahrain 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Bangladesh 0.0% 0.0% 3.2% 12.0% 84.7%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.3% 2.2% 10.9% 15.2% 67.4%
Brazil 8.6% 7.7% 7.6% 17.0% 59.1%
Bulgaria 0.3% 1.2% 3.2% 14.3% 81.0%
Cambodia 0.0% 7.2% 12.4% 39.2% 41.2%
Chile 7.4% 12.8% 11.6% 22.8% 45.4%
China 2.5% 8.6% 10.0% 20.0% 58.9%
Colombia 13.4% 14.5% 8.3% 15.3% 48.5%
Costa Rica 0.0% 0.0% 5.9% 9.8% 84.3%
Croatia 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 10.2% 89.5%
Cyprus 0.2% 1.4% 4.5% 14.5% 79.3%
Czech Republic 0.2% 1.5% 6.1% 15.1% 77.1%
Dominican Republic 3.2% 3.2% 16.1% 22.6% 54.8%
Ecuador 1.0% 10.8% 9.0% 21.4% 57.8%
Egypt 0.0% 0.0% 2.9% 15.2% 81.9%
Estonia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 66.7%
France 2.7% 7.6% 13.5% 19.8% 56.4%
French Guiana 6.9% 17.2% 25.9% 10.3% 39.7%
Georgia 0.6% 0.6% 9.3% 17.3% 72.2%
Germany 0.0% 3.6% 6.0% 15.3% 75.0%
Greece 0.3% 1.3% 2.9% 9.9% 85.6%
Guatemala 1.7% 5.6% 9.8% 27.3% 55.6%
Hong Kong 0.6% 1.9% 4.1% 12.6% 80.8%
Hungary 0.0% 1.9% 3.3% 7.4% 87.4%
India 3.4% 6.1% 6.5% 13.4% 70.6%
Indonesia 1.9% 4.7% 6.8% 16.6% 70.0%
Iran 0.3% 2.3% 3.9% 13.0% 80.5%
Iraq 7.1% 17.9% 10.7% 10.7% 53.6%
Italy 2.7% 8.1% 11.8% 20.6% 56.9%
Japan 3.1% 10.7% 15.8% 23.0% 47.4%
Jordan 0.0% 0.0% 5.3% 10.5% 84.2%
Kuwait 6.9% 1.7% 3.4% 25.9% 62.1%
Latvia 0.0% 3.0% 3.0% 27.3% 66.7%
Lebanon 0.0% 0.0% 3.2% 7.0% 89.9%
Lithuania 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 75.0%
Macau 0.6% 1.3% 8.9% 13.7% 75.5%
Macedonia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.5% 96.5%
Malaysia 0.5% 2.1% 3.2% 11.8% 82.4%
Mauritius 2.1% 8.5% 6.4% 6.4% 76.6%
Mexico 4.2% 9.8% 9.9% 19.9% 56.2%
Morocco 3.5% 0.0% 8.8% 21.1% 66.7%
Myanmar 0.7% 3.8% 7.0% 17.7% 70.9%
Nepal 0.4% 1.8% 3.3% 11.3% 83.2%
Netherlands 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.7% 90.3%
New Caledonia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 40.0% 60.0%
Oman 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.1% 90.9%
Pakistan 0.0% 6.5% 8.4% 33.6% 51.4%
Paraguay 0.7% 6.6% 12.6% 19.2% 60.9%
Peru 0.6% 5.1% 10.0% 22.0% 62.3%
Philippines 0.0% 0.0% 3.2% 17.5% 79.4%
Poland 0.3% 1.7% 4.3% 14.6% 79.1%
Portugal 0.5% 2.6% 7.0% 21.8% 68.1%
Qatar 0.0% 1.2% 8.2% 10.6% 80.0%
Reunion 0.0% 7.4% 22.2% 14.8% 55.6%
Romania 0.1% 0.6% 2.4% 8.9% 88.1%
Russian Federation 0.5% 2.6% 5.9% 18.7% 72.2%
San Marino 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Saudi Arabia 0.7% 4.7% 5.7% 14.9% 73.9%
Serbia 0.0% 0.4% 3.1% 10.8% 85.7%
Slovakia 0.0% 1.7% 4.5% 18.1% 75.7%
Slovenia 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 9.8% 87.8%
South Korea 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 13.8% 84.5%
Spain 0.5% 2.6% 5.8% 15.5% 75.6%
Sri Lanka 0.3% 2.1% 5.3% 19.1% 73.1%
Switzerland 3.0% 5.4% 8.7% 17.5% 65.4%
Taiwan 0.5% 2.0% 4.2% 14.4% 78.8%
Thailand 2.1% 6.4% 8.1% 15.6% 67.8%
Tunisia 0.6% 3.7% 5.9% 16.7% 73.2%
Turkey 2.5% 5.5% 8.2% 15.0% 68.9%
UAE 0.0% 3.6% 5.4% 14.6% 76.4%
UK 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 37.5% 62.5%
Ukraine 0.0% 1.2% 3.7% 13.2% 81.9%
Uruguay 3.7% 11.9% 12.9% 21.0% 50.5%
Venezuela 5.6% 13.9% 5.6% 29.2% 45.8%
Vietnam 4.9% 13.2% 15.4% 24.6% 42.0%
Grand Total 2.7% 7.2% 9.3% 18.6% 62.3%

YLE Starters - Reading & Writing

Country Grade
1 Shield 2 Shields 3 Shields 4 Shields 5 Shields
Albania 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 44.4% 22.2%
Algeria 5.3% 31.6% 18.4% 31.6% 13.2%
Angola 0.0% 7.1% 35.7% 50.0% 7.1%
Argentina 1.5% 5.4% 17.6% 35.3% 40.1%
Austria 0.0% 0.0% 22.2% 44.4% 33.3%
Bahrain 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 0.0%
Bangladesh 0.0% 1.9% 5.1% 28.2% 64.8%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0% 8.7% 8.7% 43.5% 39.1%
Brazil 9.5% 10.4% 16.2% 28.1% 35.8%
Bulgaria 1.2% 3.6% 10.9% 28.7% 55.6%
Cambodia 9.3% 12.4% 19.6% 20.6% 38.1%
Chile 14.1% 22.9% 21.8% 22.8% 18.4%
China 3.8% 11.4% 21.8% 26.9% 36.2%
Colombia 9.5% 20.0% 26.9% 24.7% 18.8%
Costa Rica 0.0% 0.0% 7.8% 39.2% 52.9%
Croatia 0.7% 3.5% 8.8% 35.8% 51.2%
Cyprus 0.5% 3.0% 11.5% 36.2% 48.8%
Czech Republic 1.0% 5.0% 15.4% 37.0% 41.6%
Dominican Republic 6.5% 12.9% 22.6% 48.4% 9.7%
Ecuador 0.8% 13.5% 22.6% 40.5% 22.6%
Egypt 0.7% 4.3% 13.8% 40.6% 40.6%
Estonia 0.0% 11.1% 22.2% 22.2% 44.4%
France 3.5% 9.6% 21.1% 36.8% 28.9%
French Guiana 13.8% 36.2% 22.4% 20.7% 6.9%
Georgia 0.6% 4.9% 13.6% 38.9% 42.0%
Germany 2.0% 7.3% 15.3% 28.6% 46.8%
Greece 0.5% 2.9% 8.6% 29.4% 58.6%
Guatemala 5.6% 21.7% 30.8% 29.7% 12.2%
Hong Kong 8.1% 13.3% 21.5% 31.3% 25.8%
Hungary 0.0% 1.4% 6.0% 24.2% 68.4%
India 12.2% 14.8% 13.6% 27.5% 31.9%
Indonesia 1.8% 6.7% 14.5% 36.9% 40.2%
Iran 2.6% 7.4% 17.0% 34.0% 39.1%
Iraq 46.4% 25.0% 21.4% 7.1% 0.0%
Italy 2.0% 8.0% 17.9% 34.5% 37.6%
Japan 11.2% 22.4% 26.0% 31.1% 9.2%
Jordan 0.0% 5.3% 36.8% 42.1% 15.8%
Kuwait 6.9% 15.5% 19.0% 32.8% 25.9%
Latvia 3.0% 9.1% 12.1% 51.5% 24.2%
Lebanon 0.0% 1.3% 4.4% 25.9% 68.4%
Lithuania 25.0% 0.0% 25.0% 0.0% 50.0%
Macau 6.4% 20.7% 28.0% 26.4% 18.5%
Macedonia 0.0% 3.5% 8.8% 17.5% 70.2%
Malaysia 2.8% 5.0% 9.9% 29.1% 53.2%
Mauritius 12.8% 6.4% 4.3% 14.9% 61.7%
Mexico 3.7% 11.6% 22.9% 34.7% 27.2%
Morocco 3.5% 15.8% 33.3% 36.8% 10.5%
Myanmar 0.7% 3.4% 6.5% 20.0% 69.4%
Nepal 0.7% 3.3% 8.0% 38.3% 49.6%
Netherlands 0.0% 12.9% 6.5% 32.3% 48.4%
New Caledonia 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 60.0% 20.0%
Oman 0.0% 9.1% 27.3% 45.5% 18.2%
Pakistan 0.9% 2.8% 2.8% 35.5% 57.9%
Paraguay 1.3% 14.0% 20.0% 39.3% 25.3%
Peru 0.8% 5.1% 15.2% 34.2% 44.7%
Philippines 1.6% 0.0% 9.5% 28.6% 60.3%
Poland 0.7% 2.9% 14.4% 38.8% 43.2%
Portugal 0.8% 4.9% 13.2% 36.4% 44.6%
Qatar 18.1% 16.4% 12.9% 24.1% 28.4%
Reunion 18.5% 51.9% 22.2% 7.4% 0.0%
Romania 0.4% 1.6% 6.3% 22.0% 69.6%
Russian Federation 0.8% 4.5% 14.2% 35.8% 44.6%
San Marino 0.0% 7.1% 14.3% 35.7% 42.9%
Saudi Arabia 6.8% 23.4% 27.8% 27.8% 14.2%
Serbia 0.0% 4.5% 11.7% 28.3% 55.6%
Slovakia 2.3% 5.6% 15.3% 34.5% 42.4%
Slovenia 0.0% 9.8% 9.8% 41.5% 39.0%
South Korea 2.8% 3.9% 9.0% 37.9% 46.4%
Spain 1.4% 6.8% 16.9% 38.7% 36.3%
Sri Lanka 1.2% 5.6% 11.7% 36.3% 45.1%
Switzerland 1.5% 4.8% 16.9% 33.6% 43.1%
Taiwan 1.9% 5.7% 15.2% 35.2% 42.0%
Thailand 7.2% 17.6% 22.3% 30.5% 22.4%
Tunisia 0.8% 7.1% 25.4% 34.7% 31.9%
Turkey 2.0% 7.3% 17.4% 36.2% 37.2%
UAE 7.5% 17.9% 22.1% 30.4% 22.1%
UK 0.0% 12.5% 0.0% 75.0% 12.5%
Ukraine 0.8% 5.8% 15.0% 39.0% 39.4%
Uruguay 1.2% 10.2% 26.3% 29.6% 32.7%
Venezuela 8.3% 11.1% 18.1% 31.9% 30.6%
Vietnam 3.4% 8.6% 17.3% 36.8% 34.0%
Grand Total 3.6% 9.1% 17.9% 32.7% 36.7%