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Classroom Context: U.S. History Instruction

As part of the 2010 U.S. history assessment, principals of twelfth-graders were asked during which grade students in their school typically took a course focused on U.S. history. The percentage of students whose principals responded in each category are below.

Grade 4
Grade 8
Grade 12

The majority of students (72 percent) had principals who reported that students take U.S. history in the eleventh grade.

U.S. History Instruction: Grade 12

NOTE: Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. See complete data for the following: U.S. history course in 9th grade, U.S. history course in 10th grade, U.S. history course in 11th grade, U.S. history course in 12th grade.
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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