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Science for Grades 4 and 8: Results for Florida

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Table 43. Average science scores of 4th- and 8th-grade students in Florida public schools, by selected characteristics: 2015
Reporting groups 4th grade 8th grade
Average score s.e. Average score s.e.

higher icon Average score is higher than Florida average score at the .05 level of statistical significance.

lower icon Average score is lower than Florida average score at the .05 level of statistical significance.

† Not applicable.

‡ Reporting standards not met.

NOTE: Standard error is abbreviated as s.e. Reporting standards were not met for Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaskan Native at both 4th and 8th grades. Black includes African American and Hispanic includes Latino. Racial categories exclude Hispanic origin. Data on free or reduced-price lunch are for public schools only.

SOURCE: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 2015.

TIMSS 500 lower 0.0 500 0.0
U.S. total 546 2.2 530 higher 2.8
Florida 549 4.8 508 6.0
 
Sex
Female 552 5.1 507 6.8
Male 545 5.4 510 6.4
 
Race/ethnicity
White 575 higher 6.1 543 higher 5.4
Black 512 lower 8.1 456 lower 6.4
Hispanic 537 lower 5.5 501 8.4
Asian 535 23.1
Multiracial 570 higher 8.1 532 higher 11.3
 
Percentage of public school students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Less than 10 percent 616 higher 6.7
10 to 24.9 percent 572 18.0 503 28.0
25 to 49.9 percent 575 higher 9.0 547 higher 6.4
50 to 74.9 percent 556 5.7 527 higher 6.7
75 percent or more 517 lower 5.6 470 lower 8.5