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Title:  Long-Term Trends in Student Science Performance
Description: Data from the NAEP 1996 Long-Term Trend Science Assessment show mixed results since the first assessment. Scores for all three age groups fell and then rose. Both 9- and 13-year-olds showed an overall increase, but 17-year-olds showed an overall decline. Scores for white students were higher than for blacks and Hispanics for all three age groups, although scores for 9- and 13-year-old black students did improve, both absolutely and in comparison with white students.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: October 1998
Web Release: October 15, 1998
Print Release: October 15, 1998
Publication #: NCES 98465
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Alan Vanneman (ESSI)
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Keywords:
Achievement (student)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Sheida E. White.