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Grade 12 National Results

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  • View student performance by various student groups, including gender, race/ethnicity, parental education, students with disabilities (SD), and English Language Learners (ELL).
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  • When viewing average score figures, click on a group within the legend to show detailed information about its performance.
  • When viewing the achievement level or percentile figures, use the drop down menu to show data for each group.
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Average Scores
Achievement Levels

U.S. history scores for White twelfth-graders at all but the 10th percentile were higher in 2010 than in 1994. Scores for Hispanic twelfth-graders at the 25th and 50th percentiles were higher in 2010 than in 1994. Within all reported racial/ethnic groups, U.S. history scores for twelfth-graders at all five selected percentiles were not significantly different in 2010 when compared to 2006.


Read specific descriptions of what twelfth-graders should know and be able to do at the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced U.S. history achievement levels.

Read more information on how to interpret NAEP U.S. history results, including how each student group is defined.