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Classroom Context: Civics Classroom Activities

As part of the 2010 civics assessment, fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-graders were asked about the types of civics activities they performed in school. The figures below provide the percentages of students who responded that they had participated at least monthly in each of the activities shown.

Grade 4
Grade 8
Grade 12

While 93 percent of twelfth-graders reported that they took a test or quiz at least monthly, only 42 percent reported giving a presentation to the class with the same frequency.

Civics Activities: Grade 12 percentage of students

NOTE: Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. See complete data for the following activities: Take a test or a quiz , discuss the material studied , discuss current events , read material from a textbook , read material not in the regular textbook , work on a group project , use the books or computers in the library to do schoolwork , write a report , take part in the debates or panel discussions , give a presentation to the class .
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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