Eighth-grade NAEP civics achievement-level results, by student-reported highest level of parental education
Students who reported at least one parent graduated from college had a higher percentage at or above Basic
(by 36 percentage points) than students who reported neither parent finished high school.
NOTE: Difference was calculated using unrounded numbers. The text of the question on parental education differed between 2006 and 1998. Therefore, a comparison across years is not available. 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.
To read more about achievement levels and how they are set, see Reporting the Assessment—Scale Scores and Achievement Levels.