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Grade 12 National Results

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  • View student performance by various student groups, including gender, race/ethnicity, parental education, students with disabilities (SD), and English Language Learners (ELL).
  • Move the cursor over data points to see more detail.
  • When viewing average score figures, click on a group within the legend to show detailed information about its performance.
  • When viewing the achievement level or percentile figures, use the drop down menu to show data for each group.
  • Below each figure, click the button for "chart options" to see the data displayed in other chart formats.
Average Scores
Achievement Levels

The average U.S. history score for twelfth-graders in 2010 was higher than in 1994, but not significantly different from the average score in 2006.


Read specific descriptions of what twelfth-graders should know and be able to do at the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced U.S. history achievement levels.

Read more information on how to interpret NAEP U.S. history results, including how each student group is defined.