Mathematics: Student Experiences
NAEP survey questionnaire responses provide additional information for understanding NAEP performance results. The results highlighted below are for computer availability at home (age 9) and mathematics coursetaking (age 13).
NAEP is not designed to identify the causes of performance differences. Therefore, results must be interpreted with caution. There are many factors that may influence average student achievement, including local educational policies and practices, the quality of teachers, and available resources. Such factors may change over time and vary among student groups.
Computer use at home
Lower percentage of 9-year-olds reported having a computer at home to use compared to 2012
The current question on the long-term trend (LTT) student questionnaire: "Is there a computer at home that you use?" has been asked of 9-year-olds since 2004. The LTT questionnaire did not ask about specific technologies such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones.
Seventy-four percent of 9-year-old students in 2020 reported having a computer at home to use, compared to 88 percent in 2012.
|Year||Have a computer at home to use||Don't have a computer at home to use|
Compared to their lower-performing peers, higher-performing 9-year-old students more likely to report having a computer at home to use
In 2020, compared to 9-year-olds performing below the 25th percentile, a higher percentage of 9-year-olds performing at or above the 75th percentile reported that they had a computer at home to use.
|Whether students have a computer at home to use||Students below 25th percentile||Students at or above 75th percentile|
|Have a computer at home to use|
|Don't have a computer at home to use|