The following charts show the percentages of 4th, 8th, and 12th graders who performed at the “below basic,” “basic,” “proficient,” and “advanced” levels on the NAEP math tests administered in 1996 and 2000.
* Significantly different from 2000
NOTE: Because of rounding, percentages within each mathematics achievement- level range may not add up to 100, or to the exact percentages at or above achievement levels.
“The Nation’s Report Card: Mathematics 2000" is available by calling (877) 433- 7827. It is also online at nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard.
SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics
A version of this article appeared in the August 08, 2001 edition of Education Week as NAEP Achievement