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White, Black, and Hispanic students score higher in 2006 at grade 4


Average fourth-grade NAEP civics scores and score gaps, by race/ethnicity


  • The score gap between White and Black students at grade 4 was not significantly different in 2006 when compared to 1998.

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Family income
Parental education

* Significantly different from 2006.
NOTE: The scores presented here for 1998 are based on school reports on students’ race/ethnicity, and differ from those presented previously which were based on student self-identification. Black includes African American. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. Score gaps are calculated based on differences between unrounded average scores. View complete data with standard errors.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1998 and 2006 Civics Assessments.

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