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Digest of Education Statistics: 2004
Digest of Education Statistics: 2004

NCES 2006-005
October 2005


Table 118. Average student scale score in geography and U.S. history, by grade level and selected student characteristics: 2001

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                           |          |Average geography scores  |            | Average U.S. history scores
                           |Percentage|__________________________|  Percentage|__________________________
Selected                   | distribu-|    4th-|    8th-|   12th-|distribution|    4th-|    8th-|   12th-
student characteristic     |   tion of| graders| graders| graders|    of 12th-| graders| graders| graders
                           |     12th-|        |        |        |  graders in|        |        |
                           |graders in|        |        |        |U.S. history|        |        |
                           | geography|        |        |        |            |        |        |
___________________________|__________|________|________|________|____________|________|________|________
1                          |        2 |      3 |      4 |      5 |          6 |      7 |      8 |      9
___________________________|__________|________|________|________|____________|________|________|________
   All students ...........| 100(0.0) |209(1.0)|262(0.9)|285(0.8)| 100  (0.0) |209(1.0)|262(0.8)|287(1.0)
                           |__________|________|________|________|____________|________|________|________
Sex                        |          |        |        |        |            |        |        |
  Male ....................|  48 (0.8)|212(1.1)|264(1.0)|287(0.9)|  49   (0.6)|209(1.1)|264(0.9)|288(1.3)
  Female ..................|  52 (0.8)|207(1.2)|260(1.1)|282(0.8)|  51   (0.6)|209(1.2)|261(0.9)|286(0.9)
                           |          |        |        |        |            |        |        |
Race/ethnicity             |          |        |        |        |            |        |        |
  White, non-Hispanic .....|  70 (0.3)|222(1.0)|273(1.0)|291(0.9)|  70   (0.4)|220(1.1)|271(0.8)|292(1.0)
  Black, non-Hispanic .....|  13 (0.3)|181(1.8)|234(1.7)|260(1.4)|  13   (0.2)|188(1.8)|243(1.8)|269(1.5)
  Hispanic ................|  12 (0.2)|184(2.8)|240(1.7)|270(1.5)|  12   (0.2)|186(2.5)|243(1.5)|274(1.7)
  Asian/Pacific Islander ..|   5 (0.2)|212(2.7)|266(2.5)|286(2.9)|   5   (0.2)|213(2.7)|267(3.4)|295(4.6)
  American Indian/         |          |        |        |        |            |        |        |
     Alaska Native ........|   1 (0.2)|199(3.6)|261(5.8)|288 (†) |   1   (0.2)|197(6.9)|249(4.5)|277 (†)
                           |          |        |        |        |            |        |        |
Parents' highest level     |          |        |        |        |            |        |        |
   of education            |          |        |        |        |            |        |        |
  Not high school graduate |   7 (0.4)|--- (†) |241(1.7)|269(1.7)|   7   (0.4)|--- (†) |243(2.3)|269(1.5)
  Graduated high school ...|  19 (0.7)|--- (†) |253(1.2)|276(0.9)|  19   (0.6)|--- (†) |253(1.1)|274(1.0)
  Some college ............|  25 (0.7)|--- (†) |266(1.0)|284(0.9)|  25   (0.7)|--- (†) |265(1.0)|286(0.8)
  Graduated college .......|  46 (1.1)|--- (†) |274(0.9)|293(1.1)|  46   (1.2)|--- (†) |275(0.8)|298(1.3)
                           |          |        |        |        |            |        |        |
Free/reduced price lunch   |          |        |        |        |            |        |        |
   eligibility             |          |        |        |        |            |        |        |
  Eligible ................|  16 (1.0)|186(1.7)|242(1.4)|269(1.6)|  16   (0.9)|189(1.6)|245(1.2)|271(1.3)
  Not eligible ............|  64 (2.2)|221(1.2)|270(1.1)|287(1.0)|  64   (2.2)|220(1.4)|269(0.9)|289(1.2)
  Not available ...........|  21 (2.4)|218(2.5)|266(1.8)|289(1.5)|  21   (2.5)|217(2.8)|268(2.0)|295(2.0)
                           |          |        |        |        |            |        |        |
Region                     |          |        |        |        |            |        |        |
  Northeast ...............|  20 (0.9)|214(2.8)|266(2.4)|286(2.8)|  21   (0.9)|215(2.5)|269(1.9)|289(3.4)
  Southeast ...............|  21 (1.2)|207(2.1)|260(2.0)|281(1.0)|  22   (1.2)|208(2.6)|261(2.0)|284(1.7)
  Central .................|  27 (0.6)|219(1.8)|270(2.5)|287(1.3)|  26   (0.6)|217(2.0)|267(1.7)|289(1.4)
  West ....................|  31 (1.4)|200(2.5)|255(1.5)|283(1.3)|  31   (1.5)|200(2.3)|255(1.3)|286(1.6)
___________________________|__________|________|________|________|____________|________|________|________

---Not available.
†Not applicable.

NOTE: The scores range from 0 to 500 in each test, but the distribution of the scores varies by subject. Therefore, direct score comparisons between the subjects should be avoided. Includes public and private schools. Excludes students unable to be tested due to a limited proficiency in English or due to a disability (and the accommodations provided were not sufficient to enable the test to properly reflect the students' proficiency in geography or history.) Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), The Nation's Report Card: U.S. History 2001 and The Nation's Report Card: Geography 2001. (This table was prepared July 2002.)