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Classroom Context: I Like Science


As part of the 2011 science assessment, eighth-graders were asked about their school and home experiences associated with science learning. The full text of the question and the percentage of students for each response category are below.

Please indicate how much you disagree or agree with the following statements about science.

I like science.

A. Strongly disagree
B. Disagree
C. Agree
D. Strongly agree

Grade 8

In 2011, compared to their peers, lower percentages of female students and students from lower-income families (those eligible for the National School Lunch Program) indicated that they liked science. 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.