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Mathematics scores increased across all regions.

Grade 4
 Grade 8

Trend in fourth-grade NAEP mathematics average scores, by region

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  • Average scores for students in the Northeast, Midwest, and South regions were higher in 2007 than in 2003 and 2005.
  • Average score of students in the West region was higher in 2007 than in 2003.

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
NOTE: 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), 2003, 2005, and 2007 Mathematics Assessments.

NAEP started collecting data by U.S. census regions in 2003. See more information on which states are included in each region.

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

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