NAEP Part 3
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- The figures (figs. 11 & 12) on the opposite page are similar to
the figures on page 14 (figs. 9 & 10) , except that they compare scores
for the 1992 eighth-grade mathematics test.
- As with fourth graders, scores for California's disadvantaged Urban
students are generally worse than similar students in comparison states.
(California has higher scores than New York.) Again, the gaps are not as
great as with the fourth graders.
- Scores for California's suburban/rural students are about the same
as students from suburban/rural areas in the comparison states.
- Scores for California's advantaged urban students (not shown) are about
the same as in two of the comparison states. Compared to Arizona and Florida,
however, students who live in California's advantaged urban areas do much
- This figure (fig. 13) displays the 1992 scores for high- and low-performing
students in California by type of community.
- In fourth grade, there is a large gap between disadvantaged urban scores
and advantaged urban scores for low-performing students- 55 points, or
more than three grade levels. The gap is smaller for higher-performing
students. Suburban/rural areas show the same trend, but with a much smaller
- Eighth grade scores show the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged
urban students at about 50 points at all levels of achievement.