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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 118. Percentage of students at or above selected U.S. history proficiency levels, by grade level and selected student characteristics: 2001 
Selected student characteristic Percentage of 4th-graders Percentage of 8th-graders Percentage of 12th-graders
Below basic At or above basic At or above
proficient
At advanced Below basic At or above basic At or above proficient At advanced Below basic At or above basic At or above proficient At advanced
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
All students 33 (1.1) 67 (1.1) 18 (1.0) 2 (0.5) 36 (0.9) 64 (0.9) 17 (0.8) 2 (0.3) 57 (1.2) 43 (1.2) 11 (0.9) 1 (0.4)
Sex                                                
Male 34 (1.3) 66 (1.3) 19 (1.2) 2 (0.7) 35 (1.1) 65 (1.1) 18 (1.0) 2 (0.3) 55 (1.6) 45 (1.6) 12 (1.1) 1 (0.5)
Female 32 (1.4) 68 (1.4) 17 (1.1) 2 (0.4) 37 (1.2) 63 (1.2) 15 (0.8) 1 (0.4) 59 (1.3) 41 (1.3) 10 (0.9) 1 (0.3)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 21 (1.3) 79 (1.3) 24 (1.4) 3 (0.7) 25 (1.0) 75 (1.0) 21 (1.1) 2 (0.4) 51 (1.4) 49 (1.4) 13 (1.0) 1 (0.4)
Black 56 (2.1) 44 (2.1) 6 (1.0) # (0.3) 62 (2.4) 38 (2.4) 4 (0.8) # (†) 80 (1.5) 20 (1.5) 3 (0.6) # (†)
Hispanic 58 (3.0) 42 (3.0) 7 (1.1) 1 (0.3) 60 (1.7) 40 (1.7) 5 (0.7) # (†) 74 (2.4) 26 (2.4) 5 (1.1) # (†)
Asian/Pacific Islander 29 (3.8) 71 (3.8) 19 (3.2) 3 (1.9) 32 (3.8) 68 (3.8) 20 (3.6) 2 (0.8) 47 (5.1) 53 (5.1) 21 (6.0) 5 (2.3)
American Indian/Alaska Native 47 (6.4) 53 (6.4) 12 (4.6) 4 (†) 50 (7.1) 50 (7.1) 8 (3.5) 1 (†) 66 (7.2) 34 (7.2) 1 (†) # (†)
                                                 
Parents' highest level of education                                                
Not high school graduate (†) (†) (†) (†) 59 (3.3) 41 (3.3) 3 (1.8) # (†) 80 (2.1) 20 (2.1) 2 (0.7) # (†)
Graduated high school (†) (†) (†) (†) 48 (1.7) 52 (1.7) 7 (1.0) # (†) 74 (1.3) 26 (1.3) 4 (0.8) # (†)
Some college (†) (†) (†) (†) 30 (1.3) 70 (1.3) 14 (1.3) 1 (0.3) 61 (1.3) 39 (1.3) 8 (0.7) 1 (0.2)
Graduated college (†) (†) (†) (†) 22 (1.0) 78 (1.0) 27 (1.1) 3 (0.5) 42 (1.5) 58 (1.5) 18 (1.5) 2 (0.8)
                                                 
Free/reduced-price lunch eligibility                                                
Eligible 53 (1.7) 47 (1.7) 6 (0.8) 1 (0.2) 59 (1.4) 41 (1.4) 6 (0.7) # (†) 77 (1.8) 23 (1.8) 3 (0.7) # (†)
Not eligible 21 (1.7) 79 (1.7) 25 (1.6) 3 (0.8) 27 (1.2) 73 (1.2) 20 (1.2) 2 (0.3) 55 (1.5) 45 (1.5) 11 (1.1) 1 (0.6)
Not available 25 (2.8) 75 (2.8) 24 (2.9) 3 (1.1) 30 (2.4) 70 (2.4) 22 (2.1) 3 (0.6) 47 (2.9) 53 (2.9) 17 (2.3) 2 (0.6)
                                                 
Region                                                
Northeast 27 (3.1) 73 (3.1) 23 (2.9) 3 (1.1) 28 (2.2) 72 (2.2) 22 (2.1) 2 (0.8) 55 (3.8) 45 (3.8) 13 (3.2) 2 (—)
Southeast 34 (2.7) 66 (2.7) 16 (2.2) 2 (1.2) 38 (2.3) 62 (2.3) 16 (1.3) 2 (0.4) 61 (2.3) 39 (2.3) 10 (1.3) 1 (0.3)
Central 25 (2.3) 75 (2.3) 24 (2.4) 3 (1.1) 29 (2.2) 71 (2.2) 19 (1.5) 2 (0.5) 54 (2.2) 46 (2.2) 11 (1.3) 1 (0.4)
West 41 (2.5) 59 (2.5) 13 (1.2) 1 (0.4) 45 (1.7) 55 (1.7) 12 (1.3) 1 (0.2) 58 (2.2) 42 (2.2) 11 (1.5) 1 (0.4)
—Not available
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Includes public and private schools. Excludes persons unable to be tested due to 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' history proficiency). Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin. 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. (This table was prepared May 2002.)