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Table B.2.a.-2 Percentage distribution of public school students across National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics achievement levels, by grade level and school locale: 2009
Grade level and school locale Below Basic   At Basic   At or above Proficient
Total   At Proficient   At Advanced
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Grade 4                            
Total 18.8 (0.26)   42.8 (0.24)   38.4 (0.35)   32.5 (0.30)   5.8 (0.15)
City 24.9 (0.56)   42.8 (0.50)   32.3 (0.77)   26.9 (0.60)   5.4 (0.34)
Large 28.2 (0.58)   43.2 (0.62)   28.6 (0.79)   24.0 (0.63)   4.5 (0.37)
Midsize 24.2 (1.62)   42.3 (1.28)   33.5 (2.27)   27.0 (1.44)   6.5 (1.13)
Small 19.2 (1.02)   42.5 (1.07)   38.3 (1.58)   32.1 (1.29)   6.2 (0.57)
Suburban 15.6 (0.40)   40.7 (0.44)   43.7 (0.55)   36.3 (0.49)   7.4 (0.23)
Large 15.8 (0.44)   40.3 (0.52)   43.9 (0.61)   36.3 (0.55)   7.6 (0.28)
Midsize 14.7 (2.35)   42.2 (1.44)   43.1 (2.54)   36.9 (1.92)   6.2 (0.82)
Small 14.7 (1.38)   44.4 (2.64)   40.8 (3.37)   34.5 (2.53)   6.3 (1.17)
Town 19.2 (0.74)   45.4 (0.63)   35.5 (0.72)   31.4 (0.63)   4.0 (0.24)
Fringe 17.0 (1.55)   44.3 (1.72)   38.6 (1.51)   33.8 (1.45)   4.8 (0.58)
Distant 18.9 (0.76)   46.4 (1.00)   34.7 (1.07)   31.2 (0.99)   3.5 (0.39)
Remote 21.6 (1.39)   45.2 (0.98)   33.2 (1.34)   29.3 (1.19)   3.8 (0.66)
Rural 15.6 (0.36)   45.1 (0.53)   39.3 (0.56)   34.5 (0.51)   4.8 (0.23)
Fringe 14.2 (0.55)   43.4 (0.92)   42.4 (0.94)   36.4 (0.76)   6.0 (0.39)
Distant 16.6 (0.63)   46.8 (0.75)   36.6 (0.88)   32.9 (0.86)   3.7 (0.30)
Remote 19.1 (1.11)   47.4 (0.95)   33.5 (1.15)   30.8 (1.03)   2.8 (0.43)
Grade 8                            
Total 28.6 (0.32)   38.9 (0.23)   32.6 (0.31)   25.1 (0.25)   7.5 (0.15)
City 35.7 (0.74)   36.8 (0.55)   27.5 (0.59)   21.2 (0.46)   6.4 (0.28)
Large 40.4 (1.02)   35.6 (0.88)   24.0 (0.81)   18.6 (0.66)   5.4 (0.33)
Midsize 33.7 (1.86)   37.2 (1.26)   29.1 (1.93)   22.4 (1.32)   6.7 (0.94)
Small 28.2 (1.22)   38.7 (1.07)   33.1 (1.24)   25.2 (0.96)   7.9 (0.61)
Suburban 25.0 (0.56)   38.0 (0.52)   37.0 (0.57)   27.4 (0.45)   9.6 (0.34)
Large 24.4 (0.51)   37.6 (0.52)   38.0 (0.52)   27.7 (0.44)   10.2 (0.33)
Midsize 30.4 (2.73)   39.5 (1.41)   30.1 (2.45)   23.9 (1.96)   6.2 (0.77)
Small 24.0 (2.46)   40.0 (2.04)   36.1 (3.15)   28.6 (1.97)   7.5 (2.46)
Town 30.2 (1.27)   40.7 (0.75)   29.0 (1.01)   23.7 (0.84)   5.3 (0.31)
Fringe 26.1 (1.35)   40.7 (0.98)   33.2 (1.02)   26.7 (1.01)   6.5 (0.60)
Distant 32.7 (2.42)   40.8 (1.28)   26.5 (1.95)   22.0 (1.58)   4.5 (0.50)
Remote 31.1 (1.26)   40.8 (0.89)   28.1 (1.29)   22.9 (1.21)   5.2 (0.45)
Rural 24.8 (0.56)   41.8 (0.44)   33.5 (0.52)   26.9 (0.46)   6.6 (0.31)
Fringe 23.1 (0.91)   40.4 (0.73)   36.5 (0.85)   28.5 (0.61)   8.0 (0.52)
Distant 25.5 (0.87)   43.8 (0.79)   30.7 (0.89)   25.4 (0.83)   5.3 (0.35)
Remote 29.2 (1.09)   42.0 (1.07)   28.7 (0.95)   24.4 (0.85)   4.3 (0.42)
Grade 12                            
Total (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
City (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Large (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Midsize (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Small (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Suburban (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Large (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Midsize (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Small (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Town (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Fringe (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Distant (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Remote (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Rural (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Fringe (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Distant (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Remote (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
NOTE: The achievement levels define what students should know and be able to do: Basic indicates partial mastery of fundamental skills, Proficient indicates demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter, and Advanced indicates superior performance. For more information on achievement levels, see http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/mathematics/achieve.asp. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp. 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.
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