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Eight out of 10 districts showed higher scores in 2007 than in 2003.

Grade 4
 Grade 8

Trend in average scores for fourth-grade public school students in NAEP mathematics, by jurisdiction

Trend in fourth-grade NAEP mathematics average scores, by jurisdiction


  • Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, the District of Columbia, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Diego had higher average scores in 2007 than in 2003. No districts had lower scores in 2007 than in 2003.
  • Atlanta, Boston, the District of Columbia, and New York City had higher average scores in 2007 than in 2005. Cleveland had a lower average score in 2007 than in 2005.

1 Austin did not participate in 2003.
* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
NOTE: View complete data with standards errors in districts and the nation or in large central cities.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003, 2005, and 2007 Trial Urban District Mathematics Assessments.

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