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Classroom Context: I Like Science


As part of the 2011 science assessment, eighth-graders were asked about their school and home experiences associated with science learning. The full text of the question and the percentage of students for each response category are below.

Please indicate how much you disagree or agree with the following statements about science.

I like science.

A. Strongly disagree
B. Disagree
C. Agree
D. Strongly agree

Grade 8

In 2011, the percentage of eighth-grade students in the nation who indicated that they liked science (69) was higher than the percentage of students who indicated not liking science (31). Use the drop down menu to view the percentages in your state. Click chart options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.

DoDEA = Department of Defense Education Activity (overseas and domestic schools).