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Classroom Context: U.S. History Instruction

As part of the 2010 U.S. history assessment, fourth-grade teachers were asked to indicate the percentage of social studies instruction time in which they primarily focused on U.S. history. The percentage of students whose teachers responded in each category are below.

Grade 4
Grade 8
Grade 12

Approximately 52 percent of fourth-graders had teachers who reported spending 40 percent or less of their social studies instructional time on U.S. history.

U.S. History Instruction: Grade 4 percentage of students

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. See complete data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2010 U.S. History Assessment.

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