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As part of the 2010 geography assessment, twelfth-graders' school administrators were asked to indicate in what grade students in their school typically take a course in geography. The percentages of students whose administrators responded in each category are below. Administrators could pick more than one category if the course was offered at multiple grades.

Grade 4
Grade 8
Grade 12

Forty-six percent of twelfth-graders had school administrators who reported that a course on geography was typically taken by students in the ninth grade. Thirty-three percent of twelfth-graders had school administrators who reported that students in their school were not offered a class in geography.

Geography Instruction: Grade 12 percentage of students

NOTE: Totals may sum to more than 100 because students could take a geography course in more than one grade. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. See complete data for the following: geography course in 9th grade, geography course in 10th grade, geography course in 11th grade, geography course in 12th grade, this course is not offered in my school.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2010 Geography Assessment.

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