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Classroom Context: Collaborative Activities or Projects


As part of the 2011 science assessment, teachers of eighth-graders were asked about the amount of time students spent working on science activities. The full text of the question and the percentage of students for each response category are below.

About how often do your science students do each of the following?

Work with other students on a science activity or project

A. Never or hardly ever
B. Once or twice a month
C. Once or twice a week
D. Every day or almost every day

Grade 8

In 2011, a lower percentage of Black students had teachers who asked them to work with other students on a science activity or project once a week or more compared to their White and Hispanic 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.