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Distribution of assessment time across historical themes, grades 4, 8, and 12: 2010

  THEMES
Change and Continuity in American Democracy The Gathering and Interactions of Peoples, Cultures, and Ideas Economic and Technological Changes and Their Relation to Society, Ideas, and the Environment The Changing Role of America in the World
Grade 4 22% 40% 22% 15%
Grade 8 28% 28% 26% 18%
Grade 12 24% 26% 26% 24%

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2010 U.S. History Assessment.

Distribution of assessment time across historical periods, grades 4, 8, and 12: 2010

  PERIODS
Beginnings to 1607 1607 to 1763 1763 to 1815 1801 to 1861 1850 to 1877 1865 to 1920 1914 to 1945 1945 to Present
Grade 4 19% 16% 8% 11% 6% 6% 5% 17%
Grade 8 4% 11% 20% 12% 16% 13% 10% 10%
Grade 12 4% 9% 10% 9% 10% 16% 25% 16%

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2010 U.S. History Assessment.

Last updated 18 May 2011 (JM)
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