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Average Mathematics Scale Scores for the Nation at Grades 4
and 8

  • The national average mathematics score at grade 4 increased by 3 points from 2003 to 2005 and by 25 points from 1990 to 2005.
  • The national average mathematics score at grade 8 showed a 1-point increase between 2003 and 2005 and was 16 points higher in 2005 than in 1990.
Average mathematics scale scores, grade 4: Various years, 1990-2005

Average mathematics scale scores, grade 4: Various years, 1990-2005

* Significantly different from 2005.
NOTE: The dashed and solid lines represent results based on administrations when accommodations were not permitted and when accommodations were permitted, respectively. View complete data with standard errors for grade 4.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), various years, 1990-2005 Mathematics Assessments.

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