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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: 2011

Grade level and school locale Below or at Basic   At or above Proficient
Below Basic   At Basic   Total   At Proficient   At Advanced
Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error   Percent Standard error
Grade 4                            
Total 18.1 (0.22)   42.3 (0.27)   39.7 (0.33)   33.2 (0.28)   6.5 (0.16)
City 23.9 (0.51)   42.9 (0.51)   33.2 (0.79)   27.7 (0.57)   5.5 (0.36)
Large 26.0 (0.78)   44.4 (0.62)   29.6 (0.86)   25.1 (0.72)   4.6 (0.42)
Midsize 22.8 (1.33)   41.7 (1.62)   35.6 (2.16)   29.5 (1.66)   6.1 (0.93)
Small 20.5 (0.87)   40.8 (1.15)   38.8 (1.51)   31.8 (1.17)   6.9 (0.60)
Suburban 15.0 (0.37)   40.0 (0.33)   45.0 (0.50)   36.7 (0.39)   8.3 (0.28)
Large 15.1 (0.44)   39.6 (0.42)   45.3 (0.61)   36.7 (0.46)   8.6 (0.33)
Midsize 13.9 (1.33)   42.5 (1.42)   43.6 (1.58)   37.3 (1.49)   6.3 (0.73)
Small 15.3 (1.41)   41.7 (1.49)   42.9 (2.18)   36.1 (1.96)   6.8 (1.08)
Town 19.4 (0.65)   45.9 (0.68)   34.7 (0.81)   30.6 (0.72)   4.1 (0.24)
Fringe 16.5 (1.52)   43.3 (1.35)   40.2 (2.02)   34.2 (1.68)   6.0 (0.57)
Distant 21.4 (1.25)   47.1 (0.89)   31.6 (1.39)   28.5 (1.15)   3.1 (0.40)
Remote 19.3 (1.39)   46.9 (1.31)   33.9 (1.38)   30.0 (1.36)   3.8 (0.39)
Rural 14.7 (0.34)   43.0 (0.60)   42.4 (0.73)   36.2 (0.49)   6.2 (0.40)
Fringe 13.7 (0.54)   40.8 (0.88)   45.6 (1.21)   37.8 (0.83)   7.7 (0.66)
Distant 15.5 (0.68)   46.1 (0.76)   38.4 (0.86)   34.2 (0.76)   4.2 (0.33)
Remote 17.9 (1.02)   46.0 (1.73)   36.2 (1.46)   32.9 (1.45)   3.3 (0.35)
                             
Grade 8                            
Total 27.7 (0.27)   38.8 (0.30)   33.5 (0.24)   25.7 (0.20)   7.8 (0.16)
City 34.3 (0.58)   37.1 (0.54)   28.6 (0.63)   21.7 (0.50)   6.9 (0.37)
Large 37.4 (0.77)   36.4 (0.68)   26.2 (0.79)   20.5 (0.68)   5.7 (0.30)
Midsize 34.3 (1.66)   37.6 (1.32)   28.1 (1.54)   21.0 (1.07)   7.1 (0.95)
Small 28.7 (1.31)   38.0 (1.05)   33.2 (1.35)   24.5 (0.96)   8.7 (0.90)
Suburban 25.0 (0.47)   37.7 (0.54)   37.2 (0.47)   27.8 (0.41)   9.5 (0.24)
Large 25.2 (0.51)   37.4 (0.49)   37.4 (0.55)   27.9 (0.49)   9.5 (0.28)
Midsize 24.3 (1.20)   41.2 (2.15)   34.6 (2.06)   26.8 (1.44)   7.7 (0.90)
Small 23.7 (1.95)   36.4 (1.61)   39.9 (2.88)   27.8 (1.81)   12.1 (2.57)
Town 28.0 (0.94)   40.5 (0.74)   31.5 (0.64)   25.2 (0.52)   6.3 (0.43)
Fringe 24.5 (1.58)   40.0 (1.19)   35.5 (1.37)   28.0 (1.19)   7.5 (0.65)
Distant 31.1 (1.66)   40.2 (1.03)   28.6 (1.38)   23.4 (1.04)   5.2 (0.47)
Remote 28.2 (1.46)   41.6 (1.27)   30.3 (1.28)   24.0 (1.14)   6.2 (1.16)
Rural 23.3 (0.53)   41.6 (0.46)   35.2 (0.59)   27.9 (0.45)   7.3 (0.38)
Fringe 21.4 (0.75)   40.3 (0.76)   38.3 (0.95)   29.5 (0.65)   8.8 (0.55)
Distant 25.9 (0.90)   44.0 (0.68)   30.2 (0.91)   25.0 (0.81)   5.1 (0.41)
Remote 26.4 (1.41)   41.8 (1.22)   31.9 (1.35)   26.9 (1.19)   5.0 (0.70)
                             
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), 2011 Mathematics Assessment, NAEP Data Explorer.
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