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White, Black, and Hispanic students at both grades 4 and 8 scored higher in 2007 than in all previous assessment years.

Grade 4
 Grade 8

Trend in fourth-grade NAEP mathematics average scores, by race/ethnicity

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  • Average scores for White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander students were higher in 2007 than in all previous assessments.

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Family income

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
NOTE: Special analysis raised concerns about the accuracy and precision of national grade 4 Asian/Pacific Islander results in 2000. As a result, they are omitted from this figure. Sample sizes were insufficient to permit reliable estimates for American Indian/Alaska Native in 1990, 1992, and 1996 (accommodations not permitted sample). Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and American Indian includes Alaska Native. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. 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), various years, 1990–2007 Mathematics Assessments.

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

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