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Mathematics scores increase for 17-year-olds whose parents did not finish high school

 Age 13
Age 17

Trend in NAEP mathematics average scores for 17-year-old students, by highest level of parental education


  • In 2008, the average score for 17-year-olds who indicated that their parents did not finish high school was higher than in 2004 and 1978.

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2008. 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), various years, 1978–2008 Long-Term Trend Mathematics Assessments.

To read more details on comparisons across years, see About the Long-Term Trend Assessment.
To read more details related to student group categories, see NAEP Long-Term Trend Reporting Groups.

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