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Classroom Context: Time Spent on Mathematics


As part of the 2011 mathematics assessment, teachers of fourth- and eighth-graders were asked about the number of hours they spent on mathematics instruction per week. The full text of the question and corresponding data charts and tables are provided below.

How many hours of mathematics instruction do your students receive in a typical week?

A. Less than 3 hours
B. At least 3 hours, but less than 5 hours
C. At least 5 hours, but less than 7 hours
D. 7 or more hours

Grade 4
Grade 8

In 2011, a higher percentage of fourth-grade students from lower-income families (those eligible for the National School Lunch Program) received 7 or more hours of mathematics instruction per week than their peers. Use the tabs below to view the percentages by the student groups shown. Click chart options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.

See results for this contextual variable by the new 2011 race/ethnicity categories in the NAEP Data Explorer.

Browse questionnaires for the NAEP assessments.