District Science Results by Parental Education Level
Comparing eighth-graders who indicated that at least one of their parents graduated from high school, students in Atlanta had lower average scores than students in large central city schools.
Comparing eighth-graders who indicated that at least one of their parents graduated from college, students in Austin, Charlotte and San Diego had higher average scores, and students in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles and New York City had lower average scores than students in large central city schools.
Average eighth-grade NAEP science scores and achievement-level results in 2005, by student-reported parents’ highest level of education (graduated from high school)
# The estimate rounds to zero.
* Average scores are significantly different from large central city public schools.
** Average scores are significantly different from the nation (public schools).
NOTE: The NAEP science scale ranges from 0 to 300. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. The shaded bars are graphed using unrounded numbers. View complete data with standard errors for scale scores in districts and the nation or large central cities, and achievement levels in districts and the nation or large central cities. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2005 Trial Urban District Science Assessment.
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Fourth-graders were not asked to indicate their parents' highest level of education because their responses in previous studies were highly variable, and a large percentage of them chose the "I don't know" option. Learn more about the NAEP reporting groups on the NAEP website.