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Digest of Education Statistics: 2008
Digest of Education Statistics: 2008

NCES 2009-020
March 2009


Table 130. Percentage of students attaining geography achievement levels, by grade level and selected student characteristics: 2001
Selected student characteristic Percent of 4th-graders Percent of 8th-graders Percent 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 26 (1.2) 74 (1.2) 21 (1.0) 2 (0.3) 26 (0.9) 74 (0.9) 30 (1.2) 4 (0.6) 29 (0.9) 71 (0.9) 25 (1.1) 1 (0.3)
Sex                                                
Male 25 (1.3) 75 (1.3) 24 (1.4) 3 (0.5) 25 (1.0) 75 (1.0) 33 (1.5) 5 (0.7) 27 (1.1) 73 (1.1) 28 (1.5) 2 (0.4)
Female 28 (1.6) 72 (1.6) 18 (1.1) 1 (0.4) 27 (1.2) 73 (1.2) 26 (1.4) 3 (0.6) 30 (1.0) 70 (1.0) 21 (1.0) 1 (0.3)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 13 (1.3) 87 (1.3) 29 (1.5) 3 (0.5) 14 (0.9) 86 (0.9) 39 (1.7) 5 (0.8) 19 (0.9) 81 (0.9) 31 (1.4) 2 (0.4)
Black 56 (2.1) 44 (2.1) 5 (0.9) # (†) 60 (2.3) 40 (2.3) 6 (0.8) # (†) 65 (2.3) 35 (2.3) 4 (0.7) # (†)
Hispanic 51 (3.0) 49 (3.0) 6 (1.0) # (†) 52 (1.9) 48 (1.9) 10 (1.0) 1 (0.2) 48 (2.6) 52 (2.6) 10 (1.4) # (†)
Asian/Pacific Islander 23 (3.4) 77 (3.4) 25 (3.0) 1 (0.9) 21 (3.4) 79 (3.4) 32 (3.2) 4 (1.8) 28 (4.3) 72 (4.3) 26 (4.7) 1 (0.7)
                                                 
Free/reduced-price lunch eligibility                                                
Eligible 49 (2.2) 51 (2.2) 6 (0.9) # (†) 50 (1.8) 50 (1.8) 11 (1.2) 1 (0.3) 49 (2.3) 51 (2.3) 11 (1.6) # (†)
Not eligible 14 (1.1) 86 (1.1) 29 (1.5) 3 (0.6) 17 (0.9) 83 (0.9) 37 (1.7) 5 (0.8) 25 (1.2) 75 (1.2) 26 (1.6) 1 (0.4)
Not available 16 (2.5) 84 (2.5) 27 (3.2) 3 (0.8) 21 (2.1) 79 (2.1) 33 (2.5) 4 (0.9) 24 (2.0) 76 (2.0) 31 (2.1) 2 (0.4)
                                                 
Region                                                
Northeast 22 (3.7) 78 (3.7) 24 (2.2) 3 (0.9) 22 (2.5) 78 (2.5) 34 (3.3) 4 (1.3) 29 (2.3) 71 (2.3) 26 (4.1) 2 (1.1)
Southeast 28 (2.5) 72 (2.5) 18 (1.9) 1 (0.6) 27 (2.4) 73 (2.4) 26 (1.6) 3 (0.6) 33 (1.6) 67 (1.6) 21 (1.3) 1 (0.3)
Central 18 (1.7) 82 (1.7) 30 (2.5) 3 (0.7) 18 (2.3) 82 (2.3) 38 (3.7) 6 (1.3) 24 (1.8) 76 (1.8) 28 (1.9) 1 (0.5)
West 34 (2.7) 66 (2.7) 14 (1.7) 1 (0.3) 34 (1.7) 66 (1.7) 23 (1.7) 2 (0.6) 30 (1.9) 70 (1.9) 23 (1.8) 1 (0.4)
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: Includes public and private schools. Excludes students unable to be tested due to limited proficiency in English or due to a disability (if the accommodations provided were not sufficient to enable the test to properly reflect the students' proficiency in geography). Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Totals include other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. 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: Geography 2001. (This table was prepared July 2002.)