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White, Black, and Hispanic students score higher at grade 4


Average fourth-grade NAEP U.S. history scores, by race/ethnicity

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  • White, Black, and Hispanic students all had higher average scores in 2006 than in 1994.
  • Scores of White and Hispanic students rose in 2006 as compared to 2001.

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* Significantly different from 2006.
NOTE: Sample sizes were insufficient to permit reliable estimates for American Indian/Alaska Native fourth-graders in 1994 and 2001. Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and American Indian includes Alaska Native. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. 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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