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Average scores of White and Asian-Pacific Islander students are higher than those of Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native students

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Average 12th-grade NAEP economics scores, by race/ethnicity: 2006


  • White and Asian/Pacific Islander students scored higher, on average, than Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native students in 2006. 
  • Hispanic students scored higher, on average, than Black students.
  • The scores for Hispanic students and Black students were not significantly different from American Indian/Alaska Native students.

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Type of location
Parental education

NOTE: Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and American Indian includes Alaska Native. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. 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 Assessment.

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