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Grade 4 National Results

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  • View student performance by various student groups, including gender, race/ethnicity, family income level (based on eligibility for the National School Lunch Program), 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

Civics scores at the 10th, 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles for students who were eligible for free school lunch through the National School Lunch Program were higher in 2010 than in 1998. Scores at the 10th and 25th percentiles for students eligible for reduced-price lunch were higher in 2010 than in 1998. Scores at the 50th percentile for students eligible for either free or reduced-price lunch were higher in 2010 than in 2006.

Read specific descriptions of what fourth-graders should know and be able to do at the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced civics achievement levels.

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