Percentage distribution of 8th-grade students at National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics achievement levels, by race/ethnicity: 2009
NOTE: Achievement levels are performance standards showing what students should
know and be able to do. Basic denotes partial mastery of knowledge and
skills that are fundamental for Proficient work at a given grade. (Below
Basic, therefore, denotes less than this level of achievement.) Proficient
represents solid academic performance. Students reaching this level have
demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter. Advanced signifies
superior performance. NAEP reports data on student race/ethnicity based on information
obtained from school rosters. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2009 Mathematics Assessment, NAEP Data Explorer.