NAEP Part 2
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- 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
- 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.
- 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.