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Male students at grade 8 score higher than female students in 2006


Eighth-grade average NAEP U.S. history scores, by gender

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  • The average score for male students in 2006 was higher than the scores in both 1994 and 2001.
  • There was no statistically significant change in the average scores of female students in 2006 when compared to 2001.

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* Significantly different from 2006.
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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.

See more information about achievement gaps and changes in gaps at grade 4grade 8, and grade 12 in the NAEP Data Explorer.

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