NAEP 2000 Mathematics Result

On August 2, 2001, The National Center for Education Statistics released the report of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics results in grades 4, 8 and 12.

National results are reported in two ways:

  1. Average scale scores on a scale that ranges from 0 to 300
  2. Percentage of students performing at or above four achievement levels:
    1. below basic (not defined, but less than partial mastery)
    2. basic (partial mastery of fundamental skills and knowledge)
    3. proficient (solid academic performance)
    4. advanced (superior performance).

 

Average Scale Scores by Grade Level
  Public Schools All Private Schools Catholic Schools
Grade 4 226 238 238
Grade 8 274 287 284
Grade 12 300 315 315

 

 

Percentage of Students within each Achievement Level-Grade 4

  Public All Private Catholic
Below Basic 33% 17% 17%
Basic 42% 47% 48%
Proficient 22% 32% 31%
Advanced 2% 4% 3%

 

 

Grade 8

  Public All Private Catholic
Below Basic 35% 21% 23%
Basic 38% 47% 44%
Proficient 21% 31% 28%
Advanced 5% 6% 5%

 

 

Grade 12

  Public All Private Catholic
Below Basic 37% 19% 19%
Basic 48% 55% 56%
Proficient 14% 23% 23%
Advanced 2% 3% 3%

 

 

The full text of the report can be accessed here.