Table 1-3
Distribution of all students in grades 4 and 8 and students in the top 1% taking the NAEP mathematics assessments, by student characteristic: 2009
(Percent distribution)
 
Grade 4   Grade 8
Student characteristic All Students   Students in top 1%   All Students   Students in top 1%
 
All students 100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0
Sex              
Male 50.8   62.4   50.3   57.9
Female 49.2   37.7   49.7   42.1
Race/ethnicity              
White, non-Hispanic 56.5   69.7   58.5   75.4
Black, non-Hispanic 16.1   1.0   15.2   0.6
Hispanic 21.2   1.5   19.9   1.4
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.0   27.5   5.2   22.2
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.2   0.3   1.1   0.3
Free/reduced-price lunch              
Not eligible 52.4   94.7   57.7   95.0
Eligible 47.7   5.3   42.3   5.0
Highest level of parental education              
High school or less NA   NA   27.1   1.9
Some college NA   NA   18.2   4.4
College degree or above NA   NA   54.8   93.7
 

NA = not available

NAEP = National Assessment of Educational Progress

NOTES: Students in the top 1% are those with NAEP mathematics scores ≥ 99th percentile for their grade level. Percentages may not add to 100 because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2011) of NAEP 2009 mathematics assessments, National Center for Education Statistics.

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