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Digest of Education Statistics: 2014
Digest of Education Statistics: 2014

NCES 2016-006
April 2016


Table 222.35. Average National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics scale score of 12th-graders with various attitudes toward mathematics and percentage reporting these attitudes, by selected student characteristics: 2013
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Student characteristic Math work is engaging and interesting Math work is challenging Math work is too easy
Never or hardly ever Sometimes Often Always/ almost always Never or hardly ever Sometimes Often Always/ almost always Never or hardly ever Sometimes Often Always/ almost always
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  Average scale score1
All students 145 (0.6) 155 (0.6) 165 (0.8) 166 (1.0) 158 (1.4) 157 (0.7) 158 (0.6) 154 (1.0) 156 (0.7) 156 (0.6) 158 (1.0) 162 (1.1)
Sex                                                
Male 146 (0.9) 158 (0.8) 167 (1.1) 169 (1.3) 161 (1.8) 160 (0.9) 158 (0.8) 155 (1.2) 157 (1.1) 157 (0.8) 163 (1.2) 165 (1.5)
Female 145 (0.8) 153 (0.8) 163 (1.0) 164 (1.4) 154 (1.8) 153 (0.9) 157 (0.9) 154 (1.3) 156 (0.8) 154 (0.8) 152 (1.2) 157 (1.8)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 152 (0.8) 164 (0.7) 175 (1.1) 179 (1.4) 165 (1.5) 165 (0.8) 166 (0.8) 163 (1.2) 163 (0.9) 165 (0.8) 168 (1.1) 169 (1.4)
Black 127 (1.3) 133 (1.3) 139 (1.4) 135 (2.4) 136 (2.4) 134 (1.3) 134 (1.3) 129 (1.6) 133 (1.7) 132 (1.1) 134 (1.9) 136 (2.6)
Hispanic 135 (1.3) 142 (1.0) 147 (1.3) 154 (1.7) 141 (3.5) 144 (0.9) 144 (1.1) 141 (1.5) 144 (1.4) 142 (0.9) 144 (1.6) 150 (2.7)
Asian 167 (2.9) 173 (2.3) 182 (2.3) 187 (3.1) 188 (4.0) 179 (2.0) 174 (2.2) 176 (3.3) 181 (2.2) 174 (2.3) 176 (2.7) 185 (3.6)
Pacific Islander (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
American Indian/Alaska Native 137 (7.7) 149 (4.3) 140 (5.8) (†) (†) 140 (7.3) 145 (5.2) (†) 145 (3.8) 141 (4.8) (†) (†)
Two or more races 145 (3.9) 156 (2.4) 168 (5.3) (†) (†) 159 (3.8) 158 (3.3) 153 (3.7) 158 (3.7) 153 (3.1) 160 (6.2) (†)
                                                 
Eligibility for free or
     reduced-price lunch
                                               
Eligible 133 (0.9) 139 (0.8) 146 (1.2) 148 (1.9) 143 (1.8) 142 (0.9) 141 (1.0) 137 (1.3) 139 (1.2) 139 (1.0) 143 (1.4) 149 (1.8)
Not eligible 151 (0.8) 164 (0.7) 175 (0.9) 177 (1.2) 166 (1.6) 165 (0.7) 166 (0.7) 163 (1.2) 163 (0.8) 165 (0.7) 167 (1.1) 169 (1.5)
Unknown 155 (2.8) 165 (2.3) 175 (3.6) 183 (3.9) 174 (4.8) 169 (3.1) 166 (2.8) 165 (2.9) 166 (2.6) 167 (2.9) 169 (4.3) (†)
                                                 
Highest education level of either parent2                                                
Did not finish high school 131 (2.0) 136 (1.4) 144 (1.8) 148 (3.2) 137 (4.3) 139 (1.6) 140 (1.7) 136 (1.5) 136 (1.6) 138 (1.5) 141 (2.0) 148 (3.9)
Graduated high school 134 (1.2) 141 (1.1) 147 (1.4) 152 (2.4) 147 (2.9) 142 (1.1) 142 (1.2) 137 (1.8) 140 (1.5) 141 (0.9) 142 (2.1) 150 (2.9)
Some education after high school 141 (1.1) 153 (1.0) 161 (1.4) 162 (1.9) 156 (2.5) 152 (1.2) 153 (1.0) 152 (1.3) 151 (1.0) 152 (0.9) 155 (1.5) 159 (2.0)
Graduated college 155 (0.9) 166 (0.8) 177 (1.0) 178 (1.4) 169 (1.7) 168 (0.8) 169 (0.8) 166 (1.2) 167 (0.9) 167 (0.8) 171 (1.2) 171 (1.5)
  Percent of students
All students 26 (0.5) 36 (0.5) 27 (0.5) 11 (0.4) 7 (0.2) 35 (0.5) 37 (0.5) 21 (0.4) 32 (0.5) 47 (0.5) 15 (0.3) 6 (0.3)
Sex                                                
Male 25 (0.6) 35 (0.6) 28 (0.7) 12 (0.5) 8 (0.4) 36 (0.7) 37 (0.7) 18 (0.5) 27 (0.6) 48 (0.7) 18 (0.4) 7 (0.4)
Female 27 (0.7) 37 (0.7) 25 (0.5) 11 (0.4) 6 (0.3) 34 (0.7) 36 (0.6) 23 (0.6) 36 (0.8) 47 (0.7) 13 (0.4) 4 (0.3)
                                                 
Race/ethnicity                                                
White 28 (0.6) 35 (0.6) 27 (0.6) 10 (0.4) 8 (0.4) 35 (0.6) 37 (0.7) 21 (0.5) 34 (0.7) 45 (0.7) 14 (0.4) 6 (0.3)
Black 27 (1.0) 37 (1.0) 24 (1.0) 13 (0.9) 8 (0.5) 37 (1.3) 34 (1.0) 22 (1.2) 32 (1.0) 48 (1.2) 14 (0.8) 6 (0.5)
Hispanic 24 (0.9) 35 (1.0) 28 (0.8) 13 (0.7) 6 (0.3) 35 (1.0) 39 (1.0) 20 (0.8) 25 (0.8) 52 (1.0) 18 (0.8) 6 (0.5)
Asian 13 (1.1) 37 (1.5) 32 (1.6) 17 (1.4) 6 (1.1) 36 (1.8) 36 (1.7) 21 (1.6) 24 (1.7) 49 (2.1) 20 (1.7) 8 (1.1)
Pacific Islander 20 (5.5) 42 (7.2) 18 (4.6) 20 (6.7) 7 (3.9) 32 (7.0) 31 (7.1) 31 (5.8) 36 (7.7) 41 (6.5) 19 (6.1) 4 (2.5)
American Indian/Alaska Native 27 (4.9) 40 (5.1) 22 (4.8) 11 (3.0) 10 (3.1) 30 (6.9) 38 (5.8) 22 (4.0) 30 (6.0) 50 (6.0) 11 (4.2) 10 (3.6)
Two or more races 28 (2.6) 40 (3.3) 22 (2.7) 10 (1.7) 6 (1.3) 36 (3.3) 37 (3.2) 21 (2.7) 35 (3.3) 46 (3.0) 13 (2.2) 6 (1.6)
                                                 
Eligibility for free or
     reduced-price lunch
                                               
Eligible 25 (0.6) 35 (0.7) 27 (0.8) 12 (0.6) 7 (0.4) 36 (0.8) 35 (0.8) 21 (0.6) 27 (0.6) 50 (0.9) 17 (0.5) 6 (0.5)
Not eligible 27 (0.7) 36 (0.6) 26 (0.6) 11 (0.4) 7 (0.3) 35 (0.7) 37 (0.8) 21 (0.6) 34 (0.7) 46 (0.6) 15 (0.4) 6 (0.3)
Unknown 25 (2.0) 37 (1.5) 28 (1.8) 10 (1.3) 6 (0.9) 33 (1.9) 40 (1.6) 21 (1.6) 38 (2.1) 44 (1.9) 14 (1.6) 4 (0.8)
                                                 
Highest education level of either parent2                                                
Did not finish high school 25 (1.3) 35 (1.0) 26 (1.1) 14 (0.9) 7 (0.7) 38 (1.5) 35 (1.4) 20 (1.2) 24 (1.3) 49 (1.4) 20 (1.0) 7 (0.8)
Graduated high school 29 (1.1) 36 (1.0) 26 (0.9) 10 (0.6) 8 (0.5) 36 (1.1) 37 (1.1) 19 (0.7) 29 (1.0) 49 (1.1) 15 (0.8) 6 (0.5)
Some education after high school 27 (0.9) 38 (1.0) 25 (0.9) 9 (0.6) 8 (0.5) 35 (0.9) 36 (0.9) 21 (0.8) 32 (0.8) 47 (0.8) 15 (0.6) 5 (0.4)
Graduated college 25 (0.7) 35 (0.6) 28 (0.6) 12 (0.5) 7 (0.3) 35 (0.7) 37 (0.8) 21 (0.6) 34 (0.7) 46 (0.7) 14 (0.4) 6 (0.3)
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases for a reliable estimate).
1 Scale ranges from 0 to 300.
2 Based on student reports. The category of students whose parents have an unknown level of education is not shown, although data for these students is included in table totals.
NOTE: Includes public and private schools. Includes students tested with accommodations (9 percent of all 12th-grade students); excludes only those students with disabilities and English language learners who were unable to be tested even with accommodations (2 percent of all 12th-grade students). Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. 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), 2013 Mathematics Assessment, retrieved October 20, 2014, from the Main NAEP Data Explorer (http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/). (This table was prepared October 2014.)