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Table 222.25. Average National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics scale score, by percentage of students in school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, grade, and school locale: 2015 and 2017
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Grade and school locale Total Percent of students in school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch1
0 to 25 percent 26 to 50 percent 51 to 75 percent 76 to 100 percent
1 2 3 4 5 6
Grade 4 (2017)                    
Total 240 (0.2) 257 (0.6) 245 (0.4) 236 (0.5) 225 (0.5)
City 235 (0.4) 257 (1.9) 248 (1.0) 234 (1.3) 224 (0.6)
Large 232 (0.6) 258 (2.3) 248 (1.6) 233 (2.2) 223 (0.8)
Midsize 235 (1.3) 254 (2.9) 246 (1.9) 228 (4.2) 224 (1.5)
Small 240 (1.2) 259 (3.7) 249 (2.7) 238 (1.3) 225 (1.4)
                     
Suburban 244 (0.4) 258 (0.7) 245 (0.6) 236 (1.0) 226 (0.9)
Large 244 (0.5) 258 (0.6) 244 (0.7) 236 (1.2) 227 (1.1)
Midsize 242 (1.4) 252 (2.6) 248 (1.2) 237 (1.9) 228 (2.3)
Small 240 (3.2) 261 (6.0) 245 (1.5) 236 (2.5) 222 (3.6)
                     
Town 237 (0.7) 249 (1.5) 243 (0.9) 237 (0.9) 228 (1.9)
Fringe 240 (1.6) 249 (2.7) 244 (2.0) 236 (2.6) 225 (3.9)
Distant 237 (0.9) 253 (2.0) 242 (1.3) 237 (1.1) 231 (2.1)
Remote 236 (1.2) 244 (2.7) 244 (1.3) 238 (1.2) 222 (2.3)
                     
Rural 240 (0.6) 255 (1.3) 245 (0.7) 238 (0.8) 226 (1.2)
Fringe 243 (1.0) 256 (1.5) 246 (1.0) 238 (1.3) 225 (2.0)
Distant 238 (0.7) 249 (1.4) 243 (1.2) 237 (1.0) 229 (1.2)
Remote 235 (1.1) 245 (4.2) 241 (1.7) 238 (1.3) 226 (2.6)
                     
Grade 8 (2017)                    
Total 283 (0.3) 302 (0.7) 287 (0.6) 275 (0.6) 262 (0.5)
City 278 (0.5) 304 (2.6) 290 (1.6) 276 (1.2) 262 (0.7)
Large 277 (0.7) 304 (2.1) 289 (2.8) 277 (2.1) 263 (0.9)
Midsize 277 (1.4) 301 (3.8) 291 (2.6) 274 (2.1) 261 (2.2)
Small 283 (1.4) 304 (5.1) 290 (1.7) 277 (1.5) 265 (1.4)
                     
Suburban 288 (0.4) 303 (0.7) 289 (0.8) 275 (1.3) 262 (1.1)
Large 288 (0.4) 304 (0.7) 289 (0.9) 275 (1.1) 262 (1.3)
Midsize 284 (2.2) 299 (2.3) 288 (1.1) 272 (4.4) 258 (4.1)
Small 283 (1.6) 291 (2.8) 288 (2.1) 272 (2.2) 264 (4.4)
                     
Town 278 (0.8) 294 (3.4) 285 (1.5) 275 (1.1) 263 (1.3)
Fringe 284 (1.3) 294 (3.2) 290 (1.6) 275 (1.8) 257 (3.6)
Distant 276 (1.2) 291 (7.6) 281 (2.9) 276 (1.6) 262 (1.5)
Remote 277 (1.4) 298 (3.4) 285 (1.4) 274 (1.4) 266 (2.5)
                     
Rural 282 (0.5) 298 (1.4) 284 (0.9) 276 (1.0) 263 (1.4)
Fringe 285 (0.7) 301 (1.7) 285 (1.1) 275 (1.2) 264 (1.6)
Distant 278 (1.1) 289 (2.0) 282 (1.4) 275 (2.0) 261 (2.9)
Remote 279 (1.4) 291 (4.2) 287 (1.7) 280 (2.1) 263 (2.0)
                     
Grade 12 (2015)2                    
Total 152 (0.5) 164 (1.2) 154 (1.0) 145 (1.2) 129 (1.4)
City 148 (1.2) 165 (2.0) 158 (1.4) 143 (2.0) 126 (2.1)
Suburban 155 (0.9) 165 (1.5) 154 (1.8) 144 (2.2) 129 (2.6)
Town 150 (1.7) 166 (5.8) 152 (2.5) 149 (2.3) 131 (4.4)
Rural 152 (1.5) 160 (2.6) 153 (2.1) 145 (2.5) 134 (2.8)
1 Nonresponse for this variable was greater than 15 percent but not greater than 50 percent.
2 Results for 2015 are shown because a NAEP Mathematics Assessment was not conducted at grade 12 in 2017. More detailed breakouts of school locale are not available at grade 12.
NOTE: For the grade 4 and grade 8 assessments, the scale ranges from 0 to 500. For the grade 12 assessment, the scale ranges from 0 to 300. Includes public, private, Bureau of Indian Education, and Department of Defense Activity schools. Includes students tested with accommodations (9 to 12 percent of all students, depending on grade); excludes only those students with disabilities and English language learners who were unable to be tested even with accommodations (2 percent of all students at all grades).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2015 and 2017 Mathematics Assessments, retrieved May 29, 2019, from the Main NAEP Data Explorer (https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/). (This table was prepared May 2019.)

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