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Male students score higher than female students overall

 Average Scale Score
Achievement Level

Twelfth-grade NAEP economics achievement-level results, by gender: 2006

Achievement level key.


  • Greater percentages of male students than female students performed at or above the Proficient level in 2006.
  • The percentages of male and female students performing at the Basic level were about the same.

To read more about achievement levels and how they are set, see Reporting the Assessment—Scale Scores and Achievement Levels.

NOTE: View complete data with standard errors.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2006 Economics Assessments.

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