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Scores higher for eighth-graders with at least one parent holding a college degree


Average eighth-grade NAEP U.S. history scores, by student-reported parental education level

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  • Students who reported that at least one parent had a college degree had a higher score in 2006 than in 1994.

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Race/ethnicity and parental education

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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.

To read more details related to students' responses to background questions about parental education levels, see NAEP Reporting Groups.


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