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ERIC Number: ED520637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 66
Abstractor: ERIC
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The Nation's Report Card [TM]: U.S. History 2010. National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 4, 8, and 12. With Highlighted Results from the 2009 High School Transcript Study. NCES 2011-468
National Center for Education Statistics
The 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) U.S. history assessment measures how well fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-graders are learning American history, and whether they can evaluate historical evidence and understand change and continuity over time. Comparing the results from the 2010 assessment to results from previous years shows how students' knowledge and skills in U.S. history at these grade levels have progressed over time. For the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in U.S. history, students responded to questions designed to measure their knowledge of American history in the context of democracy, culture, technological and economic changes, and America's changing world role. Nationally representative samples of more than 7,000 fourth-graders, 11,000 eighth-graders, and 12,000 twelfth-graders participated. The average U.S. history score for the nation's fourth-graders did not change significantly since the last assessment in 2006; however, the score in 2010 was higher than in 1994. The score for students at the 10th percentile increased 22 points from 1994 to 2010. Gains from 1994 to 2010 for Black and Hispanic students contributed to the narrowing of the gaps between these groups and their White peers over this 16-year period. Results at grades 4, 8, and 12 are as follows. The average U.S. history score for the nation's eighth-graders was higher in 2010 than in previous assessment years. Gains from 2006 to 2010 for Black and Hispanic students contributed to the narrowing of the score gaps between these groups and their White peers. Increases were also seen since 2006 for students from both lower- and higher-income families. The average U.S. history score for the nation's twelfth-graders in 2010 was not significantly different from the score in 2006 but was higher than the score in 1994. Forty-five percent of twelfth-grade students performed at or above the Basic level in 2010, and there were no significant changes in the percentages of students at or above the Basic and Proficient levels or at the Advanced level in comparison to previous assessment years. (Contains 19 tables and 32 figures.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12; Grade 4; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
IES Funded: Yes