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Lower-performing students make gains at all three grades 


Fourth-grade NAEP U.S. history percentile scores


  • Scores were higher in 2006 than in 1994 for lower- and middle-performing students.
  • There were no significant changes in the scores in 2006 for higher-performing students when compared to either 1994 or 2001.

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.

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