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Table B.1.83. Average TIMSS science scores of U.S. 4th- and 8th-grade students, by percentage of public school students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch: 2011

Percentage of students in public school eligible for free or reduced-price lunch Grade 4   Grade 8
Average score s.e.   Average score s.e.
Less than 10 percent 600 2.9   554 6.8
10 percent to 24.9 percent 575 3.3   552 6.1
25 percent to 49.9 percent 561 3.0   536 4.1
50 percent to 74.9 percent 528 4.0   515 5.3
75 percent or more 502 3.8   476 4.7
NOTE: Analyses are limited to public schools only, based on school reports of the percentage of students in public school eligible for the federal free or reduced-price lunch program. 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-33. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.