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Scores for English language learners were higher in 2007 than in 1996 at both grades 4 and 8.

Grade 4
 Grade 8

Trend in fourth-grade NAEP mathematics average scores, by English language learners (ELL) who could be assessed

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  • The score for English language learners was higher in 2007 when compared to 1996, but not significantly different from the score in 2005.

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
NOTE: The results for English language learners are based on students who were assessed and cannot be generalized to the total population of such students. 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.

See a summary of the percentage of English language learners identified, excluded and assessed in mathematics.

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

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