Table 1-3
Highest mathematics skill area in which fall 1998 kindergarteners demonstrated proficiency in grade 8, by student characteristics: Spring 2007
(Percent distribution)
 
Student characteristic Ordinality
sequence
Addition
subtraction
Multiplication
division
Place value Rate
measurement
Fractions Area, volume
 
All students 1 2 8 24 30 20 15
Kindergarten mathematics score              
Lowest quartile 2 5 21 39 24 7 2
Middle two quartiles 0 1 6 26 37 21 10
Highest quartile 0 0 0 7 23 33 37
 

NOTES: Percentages may not add to 100% because of rounding. Two lowest skill areas omitted.

SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics, Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), fall 1998 and spring 2007; and National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics. See appendix table 1-4.

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