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Knowledge of civics differs by income levels


Fourth-grade NAEP civics achievement-level results, by eligibility for National School Lunch Program


  • Fourth-graders in two lower-income levels (eligible for free lunch or eligible for reduced-price school lunch) had lower percentages at or above Basic in 2006 than students from higher-income families.


NOTE: Students from lower-income families are those identified as eligible for the National School Lunch Program. 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), 2006 Civics Assessment.

Read more about the available data by student eligibility for the National School Lunch Program.

To read more about achievement levels and how they are set, see Reporting the Assessment—Scale Scores and Achievement Levels.

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