Table 1-3
Trends in average mathematics scale score gaps between white students and black and Hispanic students
9, 13, and 17 years old: 1973–2004
 
Group 1973 1978 1982 1986 1990 1992 1994 1996 1999 2004
White versus black
Age 9 35 32 29 25 27 27 25 25 28 23
Age 13 46 42 34 24 27 29 29 29 32 27
Age 17 40 38 32 29 21 26 27 27 31 28
White versus Hispanic
Age 9 23 21 20 21 21 23 27 22 26 18
Age 13 35 34 22 19 22 20 25 25 24 23
Age 17 33 30 27 24 26 20 22 21 22 24
 

NOTES: Extrapolated data for 1973 and 1978. Data with statistically significant difference from 2004 data shown in italics. The average national score during the period ranged from 219 to 308.

SOURCE: M. Perie, R. Moran, and A.D. Lutkus, NAEP 2004 Trends in Academic Progress: Three Decades of Student Performance in Reading and Mathematics NCES 2005-464, figures 3-5 and 3-6. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics (2005).

 
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