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White, Black, and Hispanic students at both grades 4 and 8 scored higher in 2007 than in all previous assessment years.

Grade 4
 Grade 8

Trend in fourth-grade NAEP mathematics average scores and score gaps, by White – Hispanic students

Key. Dashed line is accommodations not permitted. Solid line is accommodations permitted.


  • The score gap between White and Hispanic students in 2007 was not significantly different from the gap in 2005 or 1990.

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
NOTE: Score gaps are calculated based on differences between unrounded average scores. Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. 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, 1990–2007 Mathematics Assessments.

To read more about achievement levels and how they are set, see Reporting the Assessment—Scale Scores and Achievement Levels.

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