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Scores increased for fourth- and eighth-graders from lower-income families.

Grade 4
 Grade 8

Trend in fourth-grade NAEP mathematics achievement-level performance, by eligibility for the National School Lunch Program

Key. Top bar percent at Advanced. Middle bar percent at or above Proficient. Bottom bar percent at or above Basic.


# Rounds to zero.
* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
NOTE: A student's eligibility for the National School Lunch Program, which offers free or reduced-price lunch to students from lower-income families, is used as an indicator of poverty. 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, 1996–2007 Mathematics Assessments.

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

See more details on student categories in the NAEP reporting groups.

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