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As part of the 2010 geography assessment, twelfth-graders were asked to indicate the frequency in which they studied various geography skills and topics in school. The percentages of students who responded in each category are below.

Grade 4
Grade 8
Grade 12

About 54 percent of twelfth-graders reported using maps and globes as part of studying geography, while about 16 percent reported never or hardly ever studying other countries and cultures.

Geography Topics: Grade 12 percentage of students

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. See complete data for the following: using maps and globes, natural resources, countries and cultures, environmental issues.
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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