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Grade 8 National Results

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Average Scores
Achievement Levels

The average mathematics score for female eighth-graders was higher in 2011 than in any of the previous assessment years. Male eighth-graders scored higher in 2011 than in 1990, but not significantly different from 2009.

Read specific descriptions of what eighth-graders should know and be able to do at the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced mathematics achievement levels.

Read more information on how to interpret NAEP mathematics results, including how each student group is defined.