Cambridge English: Starters (YLE Starters)

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YLE Starters Reading & Writing

Country Grade
1 Shield 2 Shields 3 Shields 4 Shields 5 Shields
Albania 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Algeria 0.0% 0.0% 15.4% 46.2% 38.5%
Argentina 1.5% 6.9% 20.9% 34.7% 36.1%
Armenia 25.0% 25.0% 0.0% 25.0% 25.0%
Austria 0.0% 22.2% 22.2% 44.4% 11.1%
Azerbaijan 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 71.4% 28.6%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0% 12.1% 18.2% 33.3% 36.4%
Brazil 5.9% 14.2% 20.6% 26.0% 33.2%
Bulgaria 0.7% 3.0% 11.0% 28.9% 56.4%
Cambodia 0.0% 7.0% 17.5% 29.8% 45.6%
Chile 2.8% 15.6% 23.0% 30.8% 27.8%
China 7.0% 14.5% 20.9% 31.4% 26.2%
Colombia 6.6% 19.8% 27.5% 24.8% 21.2%
Costa Rica 0.0% 10.7% 10.7% 28.6% 50.0%
Croatia 0.0% 2.4% 9.3% 27.1% 61.1%
Cyprus 0.3% 3.1% 9.7% 29.6% 57.3%
Czech Republic 0.7% 4.9% 15.8% 31.6% 47.0%
Dominican Republic 4.5% 9.1% 22.7% 31.8% 31.8%
Ecuador 5.4% 20.6% 29.4% 26.9% 17.8%
Egypt 3.2% 7.6% 23.4% 31.0% 34.8%
Equatorial Guinea 30.4% 26.8% 23.2% 12.5% 7.1%
France 2.2% 11.7% 25.4% 32.1% 28.5%
French Guayana 30.8% 26.9% 30.8% 11.5% 0.0%
Georgia 3.1% 10.9% 17.2% 21.9% 46.9%
Germany 1.0% 5.7% 12.0% 40.5% 40.8%
Greece 0.8% 4.3% 13.3% 29.4% 52.3%
Guatemala 0.5% 13.6% 25.3% 32.3% 28.3%
Hong Kong 9.5% 16.4% 21.1% 28.4% 24.6%
Hungary 0.0% 1.4% 6.2% 22.1% 70.3%
India 8.9% 13.0% 15.6% 30.0% 32.6%
Indonesia 2.0% 6.7% 17.4% 30.8% 43.2%
Iran 2.4% 6.4% 17.3% 33.5% 40.5%
Iraq 40.5% 38.1% 16.7% 4.8% 0.0%
Italy 1.0% 5.8% 17.6% 33.9% 41.8%
Japan 14.0% 24.8% 27.4% 25.1% 8.8%
Jordan 10.0% 50.0% 20.0% 20.0% 0.0%
Kazakhstan 2.6% 5.9% 11.1% 32.7% 47.7%
Kenya 0.0% 0.0% 10.0% 50.0% 40.0%
Kuwait 5.0% 5.0% 10.0% 45.0% 35.0%
Latvia 0.0% 0.0% 23.5% 35.3% 41.2%
Lebanon 0.0% 10.0% 0.0% 70.0% 20.0%
Libya 20.0% 20.0% 12.0% 8.0% 40.0%
Macau 10.2% 14.3% 24.5% 30.6% 20.4%
Macedonia 0.0% 1.7% 1.7% 12.1% 84.5%
Malaysia 2.1% 5.7% 13.0% 28.2% 50.9%
Mauritius 0.0% 3.1% 6.3% 34.4% 56.3%
Mexico 9.0% 15.8% 24.4% 28.0% 22.8%
Myanmar 0.5% 2.4% 6.3% 20.9% 69.9%
Nepal 0.0% 2.7% 7.1% 30.7% 59.6%
Netherlands 2.6% 7.9% 13.2% 36.8% 39.5%
New Caledonia 16.7% 0.0% 33.3% 33.3% 16.7%
Oman 0.0% 20.0% 40.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Pakistan 3.7% 11.4% 21.2% 37.0% 26.7%
Paraguay 5.4% 16.7% 30.4% 27.5% 20.1%
Peru 0.9% 8.5% 22.4% 32.0% 36.2%
Philippines 2.0% 8.0% 14.0% 32.0% 44.0%
Poland 0.9% 4.8% 14.9% 34.8% 44.7%
Portugal 2.0% 6.3% 17.4% 34.0% 40.4%
Qatar 16.1% 9.8% 12.5% 18.8% 42.9%
Reunion 20.0% 62.9% 17.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Romania 0.2% 1.9% 8.0% 23.6% 66.3%
Russian Federation 1.0% 4.8% 14.2% 32.1% 47.8%
San Marino 0.0% 13.3% 13.3% 26.7% 46.7%
Saudi Arabia 17.4% 26.8% 22.1% 21.1% 12.6%
Serbia 0.4% 1.2% 11.1% 23.8% 63.5%
Slovakia 0.0% 3.1% 11.5% 33.3% 52.1%
Slovenia 0.0% 0.0% 8.7% 43.5% 47.8%
South Korea 3.9% 7.4% 15.8% 29.7% 43.2%
Spain 1.0% 6.6% 19.5% 36.0% 36.8%
Sri Lanka 2.1% 5.4% 12.7% 34.1% 45.7%
Switzerland 0.8% 5.4% 18.9% 34.7% 40.2%
Taiwan 2.5% 8.0% 17.1% 31.2% 41.2%
Thailand 9.4% 18.5% 24.2% 28.2% 19.7%
Tunisia 1.1% 9.1% 19.4% 35.4% 35.2%
Turkey 1.8% 7.7% 17.9% 34.4% 38.2%
Ukraine 1.5% 6.4% 15.2% 31.1% 45.8%
United Arab Emirates 7.8% 12.5% 16.4% 34.0% 29.3%
United Kingdom 0.0% 22.2% 22.2% 33.3% 22.2%
Uruguay 10.4% 24.9% 24.1% 21.1% 19.6%
Vietnam 1.9% 8.1% 18.1% 34.7% 37.3%
Grand Total 3.8% 9.8% 18.8% 32.1% 35.5%

YLE Starters Listening

Country Grade
1 Shield 2 Shields 3 Shields 4 Shields 5 Shields
Albania 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Algeria 0.0% 10.3% 25.6% 28.2% 35.9%
Argentina 3.2% 5.0% 21.3% 35.0% 35.5%
Armenia 0.0% 25.0% 25.0% 25.0% 25.0%
Austria 0.0% 33.3% 33.3% 22.2% 11.1%
Azerbaijan 0.0% 0.0% 57.1% 28.6% 14.3%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0% 6.1% 24.2% 36.4% 33.3%
Brazil 11.2% 8.4% 20.1% 28.8% 31.5%
Bulgaria 0.7% 2.0% 12.7% 28.3% 56.3%
Cambodia 1.8% 10.5% 12.3% 24.6% 50.9%
Chile 3.5% 11.2% 24.1% 30.4% 30.8%
China 2.2% 8.2% 20.8% 37.9% 30.9%
Colombia 16.6% 15.2% 22.6% 23.0% 22.5%
Costa Rica 0.0% 3.6% 16.1% 21.4% 58.9%
Croatia 0.4% 1.2% 8.5% 22.3% 67.6%
Cyprus 0.2% 1.0% 11.5% 28.2% 59.2%
Czech Republic 0.7% 1.9% 14.8% 31.6% 50.9%
Dominican Republic 4.5% 4.5% 40.9% 36.4% 13.6%
Ecuador 9.6% 16.9% 34.4% 23.5% 15.6%
Egypt 2.5% 4.4% 17.1% 23.4% 52.5%
Equatorial Guinea 32.1% 17.9% 21.4% 14.3% 14.3%
France 3.2% 9.8% 25.6% 28.3% 33.1%
French Guayana 42.3% 11.5% 30.8% 15.4% 0.0%
Georgia 1.6% 9.4% 17.2% 21.9% 50.0%
Germany 0.0% 1.0% 17.4% 33.8% 47.8%
Greece 0.8% 2.8% 14.3% 29.2% 52.9%
Guatemala 0.5% 2.5% 19.7% 29.3% 48.0%
Hong Kong 1.4% 3.2% 11.9% 30.4% 52.9%
Hungary 0.6% 0.6% 3.1% 22.7% 73.1%
India 7.3% 7.8% 17.6% 32.1% 35.2%
Indonesia 1.8% 6.4% 17.0% 27.5% 47.3%
Iran 0.8% 2.4% 12.2% 32.1% 52.4%
Iraq 4.8% 21.4% 52.4% 14.3% 7.1%
Italy 2.1% 5.7% 19.8% 34.5% 37.9%
Japan 3.9% 8.5% 27.7% 31.3% 28.7%
Jordan 10.0% 0.0% 60.0% 20.0% 10.0%
Kazakhstan 3.9% 3.9% 28.1% 32.7% 31.4%
Kenya 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 10.0% 90.0%
Kuwait 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 20.0% 55.0%
Latvia 0.0% 5.9% 5.9% 41.2% 47.1%
Lebanon 0.0% 0.0% 10.0% 80.0% 10.0%
Libya 0.0% 16.0% 28.0% 8.0% 48.0%
Macau 2.0% 0.0% 16.3% 26.5% 55.1%
Macedonia 0.0% 1.7% 0.0% 6.9% 91.4%
Malaysia 1.2% 3.1% 11.1% 27.6% 56.9%
Mauritius 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 15.6% 71.9%
Mexico 15.0% 13.6% 22.7% 25.5% 23.3%
Myanmar 1.1% 2.9% 8.6% 24.6% 62.8%
Nepal 0.0% 0.9% 10.2% 16.0% 72.9%
Netherlands 2.6% 0.0% 18.4% 15.8% 63.2%
New Caledonia 16.7% 16.7% 33.3% 33.3% 0.0%
Oman 0.0% 0.0% 6.7% 33.3% 60.0%
Pakistan 2.2% 7.3% 26.4% 24.2% 39.9%
Paraguay 13.2% 22.5% 28.9% 16.7% 18.6%
Peru 3.1% 8.9% 27.1% 34.0% 26.9%
Philippines 0.0% 2.0% 10.0% 22.0% 66.0%
Poland 0.3% 1.7% 15.8% 30.3% 51.9%
Portugal 1.8% 3.0% 14.9% 30.6% 49.8%
Qatar 9.8% 9.8% 3.6% 17.0% 59.8%
Reunion 31.4% 28.6% 34.3% 5.7% 0.0%
Romania 0.2% 0.8% 10.3% 29.1% 59.5%
Russian Federation 0.7% 2.2% 13.0% 31.0% 53.1%
San Marino 0.0% 13.3% 20.0% 40.0% 26.7%
Saudi Arabia 10.5% 14.2% 20.5% 25.3% 29.5%
Serbia 0.0% 0.4% 4.9% 26.2% 68.4%
Slovakia 0.0% 0.0% 15.6% 27.1% 57.3%
Slovenia 0.0% 0.0% 13.0% 47.8% 39.1%
South Korea 0.6% 3.2% 8.7% 26.8% 60.6%
Spain 1.1% 3.9% 17.4% 34.3% 43.3%
Sri Lanka 1.2% 2.8% 13.0% 32.3% 50.8%
Switzerland 0.6% 1.4% 16.9% 31.3% 49.8%
Taiwan 0.3% 1.6% 9.3% 31.8% 57.1%
Thailand 5.3% 9.5% 22.4% 26.5% 36.3%
Tunisia 1.7% 5.9% 23.2% 31.2% 38.1%
Turkey 2.9% 6.4% 17.0% 33.2% 40.6%
Ukraine 0.0% 4.9% 22.3% 29.2% 43.6%
United Arab Emirates 3.1% 2.7% 11.3% 27.0% 55.9%
United Kingdom 0.0% 0.0% 22.2% 22.2% 55.6%
Uruguay 21.2% 16.2% 22.8% 22.6% 17.2%
Vietnam 4.1% 9.4% 25.3% 33.4% 27.9%
Grand Total 3.8% 6.9% 19.3% 32.7% 37.4%

YLE Starters Speaking

Country Grade
1 Shield 2 Shields 3 Shields 4 Shields 5 Shields
Albania 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Algeria 2.6% 15.4% 5.1% 23.1% 53.8%
Argentina 1.5% 4.7% 8.1% 17.9% 67.9%
Armenia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 75.0%
Austria 0.0% 0.0% 22.2% 0.0% 77.8%
Azerbaijan 14.3% 0.0% 28.6% 14.3% 42.9%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0% 9.1% 3.0% 18.2% 69.7%
Brazil 5.9% 7.8% 9.4% 16.1% 60.8%
Bulgaria 0.4% 1.6% 1.7% 9.1% 87.1%
Cambodia 0.0% 1.7% 1.7% 13.6% 83.1%
Chile 2.5% 9.8% 10.2% 17.9% 59.6%
China 1.5% 6.7% 9.5% 20.3% 62.0%
Colombia 11.1% 16.7% 7.5% 12.9% 51.9%
Costa Rica 0.0% 5.4% 5.4% 7.1% 82.1%
Croatia 0.0% 0.8% 1.6% 4.5% 93.1%
Cyprus 0.3% 1.5% 4.3% 12.1% 81.7%
Czech Republic 0.1% 1.9% 6.4% 14.7% 76.9%
Dominican Republic 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.5% 95.5%
Ecuador 3.3% 10.0% 11.1% 17.8% 57.8%
Egypt 0.6% 1.9% 2.5% 6.3% 88.6%
Equatorial Guinea 1.8% 15.8% 15.8% 24.6% 42.1%
France 1.7% 8.5% 15.0% 21.0% 53.8%
French Guayana 7.7% 30.8% 3.8% 23.1% 34.6%
Georgia 1.6% 1.6% 7.9% 25.4% 63.5%
Germany 0.0% 1.3% 5.7% 13.7% 79.3%
Greece 0.2% 1.5% 4.0% 10.1% 84.2%
Guatemala 0.0% 5.6% 3.5% 14.1% 76.8%
Hong Kong 0.8% 1.6% 4.3% 11.9% 81.5%
Hungary 0.0% 1.1% 2.5% 13.6% 82.7%
India 0.9% 3.4% 5.6% 11.0% 79.1%
Indonesia 1.3% 3.8% 6.3% 15.0% 73.5%
Iran 1.3% 2.4% 4.5% 14.2% 77.6%
Iraq 2.4% 14.3% 2.4% 26.2% 54.8%
Italy 0.9% 5.6% 10.0% 20.3% 63.2%
Japan 2.0% 6.6% 12.3% 20.9% 58.3%
Jordan 0.0% 40.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0%
Kazakhstan 1.3% 5.3% 15.1% 17.1% 61.2%
Kenya 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 20.0% 60.0%
Kuwait 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.0% 85.0%
Latvia 0.0% 5.9% 0.0% 5.9% 88.2%
Lebanon 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Libya 40.0% 0.0% 8.0% 20.0% 32.0%
Macau 0.0% 0.0% 2.0% 10.2% 87.8%
Macedonia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Malaysia 1.0% 2.0% 3.7% 11.0% 82.4%
Mauritius 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 21.9% 65.6%
Mexico 12.6% 12.9% 9.5% 17.0% 48.0%
Myanmar 0.4% 6.4% 7.2% 15.9% 70.0%
Nepal 0.0% 1.8% 1.8% 19.0% 77.4%
Netherlands 0.0% 2.6% 0.0% 13.2% 84.2%
New Caledonia 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 50.0% 33.3%
Oman 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Pakistan 0.0% 3.3% 4.7% 15.3% 76.6%
Paraguay 2.0% 15.2% 13.2% 20.1% 49.5%
Peru 2.0% 5.8% 9.6% 18.5% 64.1%
Philippines 0.0% 0.0% 2.0% 20.0% 78.0%
Poland 0.1% 1.6% 4.3% 13.0% 80.9%
Portugal 0.6% 3.8% 6.4% 16.7% 72.5%
Qatar 9.8% 5.4% 1.8% 9.8% 73.2%
Reunion 0.0% 5.7% 11.4% 22.9% 60.0%
Romania 0.2% 0.9% 2.9% 8.5% 87.5%
Russian Federation 0.5% 2.4% 5.7% 16.8% 74.6%
San Marino 0.0% 0.0% 13.3% 33.3% 53.3%
Saudi Arabia 2.2% 12.2% 11.0% 9.9% 64.6%
Serbia 0.0% 2.1% 7.0% 10.3% 80.6%
Slovakia 0.0% 0.0% 5.2% 17.7% 77.1%
Slovenia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.3% 95.7%
South Korea 35.5% 1.6% 3.2% 7.4% 52.3%
Spain 0.4% 2.5% 5.8% 14.7% 76.6%
Sri Lanka 0.5% 2.3% 4.5% 13.9% 78.7%
Switzerland 1.6% 2.6% 6.2% 16.9% 72.7%
Taiwan 0.4% 2.2% 4.3% 12.7% 80.4%
Thailand 1.4% 7.6% 8.4% 17.5% 65.1%
Tunisia 1.5% 9.5% 4.6% 17.9% 66.6%
Turkey 2.5% 5.3% 7.7% 14.2% 70.3%
Ukraine 0.4% 1.5% 2.7% 14.8% 80.6%
United Arab Emirates 1.6% 1.6% 0.8% 15.2% 80.9%
United Kingdom 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Uruguay 3.3% 13.9% 19.1% 19.6% 44.1%
Vietnam 2.6% 10.8% 14.3% 24.4% 47.9%
Grand Total 2.3% 6.2% 8.6% 17.5% 65.4%