Table 1-2
Changes in NAEP mathematics scores of students in grades 4, 8, and 12, by student and school characteristics: Selected years, 1990–2009
 
Grade 4   Grade 8   Grade 12a
Student and school
characteristic
1990–2009   2007–09   1990–2009   2007–09   2005–09
 
All students        
Sex                  
Male        
Female        
Race/ethnicity                  
White        
Black        
Hispanic        
Asian/Pacific Islander        
American Indian/Alaska Native S     S    
Free/reduced-price lunchb                  
Eligible        
Not eligible        
Score in percentile                  
10th        
25th        
50th        
75th        
90th        
School type                  
Public        
Private         NA
 

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

aChanges in mathematics scores for grade 12 presented only for 2005 to 2009 because prior assessments were not comparable with those in or after 2005, and there was no grade 12 mathematics assessment in 2007.
bInformation on student eligibility for subsidized lunch program, a measure of family poverty, first collected in 1996; comparisons in 1990–2009 columns cover 1996 to 2009.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2011) of NAEP 1990, 1996, 2005, 2007, and 2009 mathematics assessments, National Center for Education Statistics. See appendix table 1-1.

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