Trend in NAEP mathematics average scores for 17-year-old students, by race/ethnicity
- Compared to 2004, there was no significant change in the average scores of White, Black, or Hispanic students at age 17.
- Compared to 1973, scores for 17-year-olds in 2008 were 4 points higher for White students, 17 points higher for Black students, and 16 points higher for Hispanic students.
* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2008.
NOTE: The lighter dashed lines for 1973 represent extrapolated data. Black includes African American, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. Results for the "other" race/ethnicity category in 1973 are not available. View complete data with standard errors.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), various years, 1973–2008 Long-Term Trend Mathematics Assessments.