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Hours of mathematics instruction per week

Grade 4
 Grade 8

As part of the 2007 mathematics assessment, teachers of fourth-graders were asked about the number of hours they spent on mathematics instruction per week. The full text of the question and corresponding percentage of students whose teachers responded in each category are below.

How many hours of mathematics instruction do your students receive in a typical week?

A. Less than 3 hours
B. At least 3 hours, but less than 5 hours
C. At least 5 hours, but less than 7 hours
D. 7 or more hours

  Percentage of students
Jurisdiction Less than 3 hours 3–5 hours 5–7 hours 7 hours or more


2 10 63 26

Large central city

3 6 54 36
Atlanta 3 5 66 25
Austin 5 2 24 69
Boston 2 3 54 41
Charlotte 3 6 75 16
Chicago 5 12 62 21
Cleveland 3 14 48 35
District of Columbia 2 5 55 37
Houston 3 3 36 58
Los Angeles 3 3 67 27
New York City 1 5 35 59
San Diego 2 2 73 22

Check for Statistical Significance

To further analyze these data, test for significance between categories, or see corresponding average scores, view the complete data for the nation and districts or large central cities. Click on the "Find Out" button in the NAEP Data Explorer to test for statistical significance. To learn about using the NAEP Data Explorer, view the NAEP Data Explorer tutorial.

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NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2007 Trial Urban District Mathematics Assessment.

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