Skip navigation

The Nation's Report Card

U.S. HISTORY Overall Results Summary Average Scores Achievement Levels Percentile Scores Results by Demographic Groups Sample Questions Technical Notes Information for... Media Parents Educators Policymakers Researchers Resources About the Nation's Report Card Data Tools FAQ Contacts

Students at all three grades make gains in average scores


Average eighth-grade NAEP U.S. history scores, by theme in U.S. history


  • There was no significant change in scores for Technology in 2006 when comparing to 1994.

Key for the above graphic. The dotted line is no accommodations permitted. The solid line is accommodations permitted.

* Significantly different from 2006.
NOTE: View complete data with standard errors.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1994, 2001, and 2006 U.S. History Assessments.

Read more about the U.S. history themes.

Download U.S. History Report Card Download U.S. History Report Card