Table 1-4
Changes in NAEP mathematics scores of students in grades 4 and 8, by student characteristics and other measures: 1990–2007 and 2000–07
  Grade 4   Grade 8
Student characteristic 1990–2007 2000–07   1990–2007 2000–07
All students  
Asian/Pacific Islandera NA  
American Indian/Alaska Nativea NA   NA
Free/reduced-price lunchb  
Not eligible  
Changes in score gaps  
Gender gap  
White-black gap  
White-Hispanic gap  
Low-income family vs. other family gapb  

↑ = increase; ≈ = no change; ↓ = decrease; NA = not available
NAEP = National Assessment of Educational Progress

aData for grade 4 Asians/Pacific Islanders in 2000 omitted because of concerns about estimates' accuracy. Insufficient sample size in 1990 American Indians/Alaska Natives (in both grades) precluded calculation of reliable estimates.
bInformation on student eligibility for subsidized lunch program, a measure of family poverty, first collected in 1996; comparisons in 1990–2007 columns cover 1996 to 2007.

SOURCES: Lee J, Grigg W, Dion G, The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2007, NCES 2007-494 (2007); and NAEP 1990, 1996, 2000, and 2007 mathematics assessments. See appendix table 1-6.

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