Students taking the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress in geography were asked the following:
How often have you studied the following geography skills and topics in school?
|Using maps and globes||%||%||%||%||Countries and cultures||%||%||%||%|
|Almost every day||9||12*||7||6||Almost every day||23||31*||16||20*|
|Once or twice a week||30||34*||22||24||Once or twice a week||29||32*||26||32*|
|Once or twice a month||33||33||31||34*||Once or twice a month||28||24*||30||29|
|Never or hardly ever||28||21*||40||36*||Never or hardly ever||20||13*||28||19*|
|Natural resources||%||%||%||%||Environmental issues||%||%||%||%|
|Almost every day||9||9||7||7||Almost every day||12||11||11||11|
|Once or twice a week||21||24*||18||22*||Once or twice a week||21||24*||22||26*|
|Once or twice a month||36||35||31||32||Once or twice a month||33||33||30||33*|
|Never or hardly ever||34||32||45||39*||Never or hardly ever||34||32||37||30*|
*Significantly different from 1994.
SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics. Ordering information for the geography NAEP can be found online at www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html.
A version of this article appeared in the July 10, 2002 edition of Education Week as Geographic Exposure