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Lower-performing students make gains at all three grades 


Eighth-grade NAEP U.S. history percentile scores


  • Scores were higher in 2006 than in 1994 for students at all levels of performance.
  • Compared to 2001, scores were higher for lower- and middle-performing students.
  • Compared to 2001, no significant change was seen for higher-performing students.

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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