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Physics at the End of High School: Student Race/Ethnicity and School Poverty

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Table 61. Average physics scores of U.S. TIMSS Advanced students, by selected characteristics: 2015
Characteristics Average score s.e.

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

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

NOTE: Standard error is abbreviated as s.e. Reporting standards were not met for Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 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) Advanced, 2015.

U.S. total 437 9.7
Female 409 lower 11.9
Male 455 higher 9.3
White 463 higher 9.9
Black 334 lower 19.6
Hispanic 390 lower 10.8
Asian 433 20.7
Multiracial 470 24.1
Percentage of public school students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Less than 10 percent 506 higher 14.3
10 to 24.9 percent 482 higher 16.7
25 to 49.9 percent 414 12.9
50 to 74.9 percent 426 15.0
75 percent or more 363 lower 18.4