Nationally representative samples of about 187,000 fourth-graders and 170,000 eighth-graders participated in the 2013 NAEP mathematics assessment. Results are reported for public and private school students in the nation, and for public school students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Department of Defense schools. At each grade, students responded to questions designed to measure what they know and can do across five mathematics content areas: number properties and operations; measurement; geometry; data analysis, statistics, and probability; and algebra.
- Average mathematics scores for fourth- and eighth-graders in 2013 were 1 point higher than in 2011, and 28 or 22 points higher respectively in comparison to the first assessment year in 1990.
- Hispanic students at both grades made 2-point gains since 2011. Eighth-grade Asian/Pacific Islander students and American Indian/Alaska Native students made 4-point gains.
- Compared to 2011, higher percentages of students at both grades are performing at the Advanced level.
- Compared to 2011, average scores were up in 16 states at grade 4 and in 7 states at grade 8, with students in Hawaii, Tennessee, the District of Columbia, and Department of Defense schools showing gains at both grades.
- Compared to 2011, average mathematics scores were higher in the District of Columbia (DCPS) and in Los Angeles at both grades. Scores were lower in Houston at grade 4. Scores were higher in Baltimore City, Dallas, and Fresno at grade 8.
See the 2013 TUDA results.