NAEP Part 2

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Figure 7

Figure 8

  • The figures (figs. 7 & 8) on the opposite page are similar to the figures on page 10, except that they show scores for the 1992 eighth grade mathematics test.
  • As with fourth graders, low-performing students in California do worse than low performing students in the comparison states-up to one grade level worse. The gaps, however, are not as wide as with the fourth graders.
  • As with the fourth graders, high-performing students in California score about as well as similar students in other states.


Figure 9

Figure 10

  • The figures (figs. 9 & 10) on the opposite page show the differences between California's scores and comparison-state scores. by type of community, on the fourth grade mathematics test.
  • Scores for California's disadvantaged urban students (top chart [fig. 9]) are considerably worse than similar students in the comparison states- well over one grade level lower than some states.
  • Scores for California's suburban/rural students (bottom chart [fig. 10]) are slightly lower than in the comparison states, except for New York, which exceeds California's score by ten points.
  • Scores for California's advantaged urban students (not shown) are about the same as scores for similar students in the comparison states, except for Texas, which does better than California.

 
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