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 In 2009, graduates whose science GPAs were in high quarters earned higher average NAEP science scores.

NAEP science scores, by GPA range: 2009
Average NAEP science scores, by science GPA quarter: 2009
Science GPA quarter HSTS 2009
Average NAEP science score Standard error
Top (3.26-4.00) 178   (1.0)
Second-to-top (2.68-3.25) 157 * (1.1)
Second-to-bottom (2.14-2.67) 142 * (1.0)
Bottom (0.00-2.13) 131 * (1.4)

* Significantly different (p<.05) from the next highest quarter.

NOTE: No data for 2005 is included because the science Framework was revised in 2009 and the results cannot be compared to those from previous assessments.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2009; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2009 Science Assessment.

Read more information on science achievement levels and how each student group is defined.