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District Science Results by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/ethnic groups in participating districts kept pace with large central cities.

  • At grade 4, White, Black, and Hispanic students in Austin and Houston outperformed their counterparts in large central cities. This was also the case for White students in Atlanta.
  • At grade 8, White students in Austin, Houston, and Charlotte, as well as Hispanic students in Austin, outperformed their peers in large central cities.
Fourth-grade NAEP science score gaps in 2005, by race/ethnicity

White average score minus Black average score

White-Black gap in average science scores, grade 8 public schools: By urban district, various years, 2002–2005  

Score gaps

* Score gap is significantly different from large central city public schools.
** Score gap is significantly different from nation (public schools).
NOTE: Black includes African American. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. Score gaps are calculated based on differences between unrounded average scale scores. View complete data with standard errors for scale scores in each district: AtlantaAustin, BostonCharlotteChicagoClevelandHoustonLos AngelesNew York City, and San Diego.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2005 Trial Urban District Science Assessment.

Learn more about the NAEP reporting groups on the NAEP website.

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