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Title:  The Nationís Report Card: Civics 2006
Description: This report presents results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2006 civics assessment. National results for a representative sample of students at grades 4, 8, and 12 are reported in terms of studentsí average civics score on a 0Ė300 scale, and in terms of the percentage of students attaining each of three achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. National scores at selected percentiles on the scale (indicating the percentage of students whose scores fell at or below a particular point) are also discussed. This report also provides results for groups of students defined by various background characteristics (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, and studentsí eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch). Comparisons are made to results from 1998óthe previous year in which the same assessment was administered. The national results show an increase in the average civics score since 1998 at grade 4, but no significant change in average scores at grades 8 and 12. The report also includes sample assessment questions and examples of student responses. The technical notes section provides information about sampling, statistical significance, use of accommodations, and school participation.
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Cover Date: May 2007
Web Release: May 16, 2007
Print Release: May 16, 2007
Publication #: NCES 2007476
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Anthony D. Lutkus and Andrew R. Weiss
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Emmanuel Sikali.
 
 
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