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No significant change in White – Hispanic score gaps in mathematics since 2004

 Scale Score
 White – Black Gap
White – Hispanic Gap

Trend in White – Hispanic NAEP mathematics average scores and score gaps for 9-year-old students

graphical key with extrapolated data


  • Compared to 2004, there was no significant change in the gap in mathematics scores between White and Hispanic students at age 9.
  • The score gap between White and Hispanic 9-year-olds in 2008 narrowed by 7 points compared to 1973. 

* Significantly different ( < .05) from 2008.
NOTE: Score gaps are calculated based on differences between unrounded average scores. The lighter dashed lines for 1973 represent extrapolated data. Hispanic includes Latino. The White race category excludes Hispanic origin. 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.

To read more details on comparisons across years, see About the Long-Term Trend Assessment.
To read more details related to student group categories, see NAEP Long-Term Trend Reporting Groups.

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