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Table B.1.82. Average TIMSS science scores of U.S. 4th- and 8th-grade students, by sex and education system: 2011

Race/ethnicity Grade 4   Grade 8
Average score s.e.   Average score s.e.
White 568 2.1   553 2.5
Black 490 4.3   470 3.9
Hispanic 517 2.9   493 3.2
Asian 570 6.0   556 7.0
Multiracial 559 4.8   534 4.0
NOTE: Reporting standards were not met for American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, Asian includes Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian. Racial categories exclude Hispanic origin. Students who identified themselves as being of Hispanic origin were classified as Hispanic, regardless of their race. Although data for some race/ethnicities are not shown separately because the reporting standards were not met, they are included in the U.S. and state totals shown throughout the report. See appendix A in the source publication for more information. The Science scale ranges from 0 to 1000. Standard error is noted by s.e.
SOURCE: Provasnik, S., Kastberg, D., Ferraro, D., Lemanski, N., Roey, S., and Jenkins, F. (2012). Highlights From TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and Science Achievement of U.S. Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students in an International Context (NCES 2013–009), supplemental table E-32. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.