Fifty-five percent of fourth-graders had school administrators who reported that students receive instruction with a focus on geography prior to the fourth grade, while fewer students (37 percent) had school administrators who reported a focus on geography in the fourth grade.
NOTE: Totals may sum to more than 100 because students could take a geography course in more than one grade. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. See complete data for the following: geography instruction prior to the 4th grade, geography instruction in the 4th grade, geography instruction after the 4th grade, students do not receive instruction with a primary focus on geography.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2010 Geography Assessment.