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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010


Table 12a.

Average scores among 4th- and 8th-graders in the United States on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), by race/ethnicity: 2007


Mathematics   Science
Grade and race/ethnicity Average score   Grade and race/ethnicity Average score
4th grade   4th grade
TIMSS scale average 500   TIMSS scale average 500
United States1 529   United States1 539
White 550   White 567
Black 482   Black 488
Hispanic 504   Hispanic 502
Asian 582   Asian 573
Two or more races 534   Two or more races 550
         
8th grade   8th grade
TIMSS scale average 500   TIMSS scale average 500
United States1 508   United States1 520
White 533   White 551
Black 457   Black 455
Hispanic 475   Hispanic 480
Asian 549   Asian 543
Two or more races 506   Two or more races 522
1 Includes other races/ethnicities not separately shown.
NOTE: Scores are reported on a scale of 0 to 1,000. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2007.
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