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Grade 8 National Results

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  • View student performance by various student groups, including gender, race/ethnicity, type of school, family income level (based on eligibility for the National School Lunch Program), parental education, students with disabilities (SD), and English Language Learners (ELL).
  • Move the cursor over data points to see more detail.
  • When viewing average score figures, click on a group within the legend to show detailed information about its performance.
  • When viewing the achievement level or percentile figures, use the drop down menu to show data for each group.
  • Below each figure, click the button for "chart options" to see the data displayed in other chart formats.
Average Scores
Achievement Levels

Thirty-eight percent of students attending private schools performed at or above Proficient on the 2010 civics assessment, while 21 percent of students attending public schools performed at or above Proficient.

Read specific descriptions of what eighth-graders should know and be able to do at the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced civics achievement levels.

Read more information on how to interpret NAEP civics results, including how each student group is defined.