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Classroom Context: Civics Topics

As part of the 2010 civics assessment, fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-graders were asked about the types of civics topics they studied. The figures below provide the percentages of students who responded that they had studied civics topics within each category shown.

Grade 4
Grade 8
Grade 12

In 2010, more than 50 percent of fourth-graders reported studying about their community, the President and leaders of their country, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

Civics Topics: Grade 4 percentage of students

NOTE: Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. See complete data for the following categories: Your community , The President and leaders of our country , The rights and responsibilities of citizens , The rules and laws of government , How government works , How people try to solve disagreements, and Elections and voting.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2010 Civics Assessment.

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