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Classroom Context: Science Activities Outside of School


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 do science-related activities that are not for schoolwork.

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

Grade 8

In 2011, a higher percentage of male students indicated that they did science-related activities that were not for schoolwork compared to their female 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.