NAEP 2001 History Report Card

On May 9, 2002, The National Center for Education Statistics released the report of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results for the Nation's Rep[rot Card for U.S. History 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 500
  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).

 

NAEP 2001 U.S. History Results According to Type of School
Average Scale Scores by Grade Level

 

 


 

All Schools

Public Schools

Private Schools

Catholic Schools

Grade 4

209

207

226

229

Grade 8

262

260

279

280

Grade 12

287

286

298

302

 

 

 

Percentage of Students at each Achievement Level*- Grade 4

 


 

All Schools

Public Schools

Private Schools

Catholic Schools

Below Basic

33%

35%

15%

14%

Basic

49%

48%

55%

51%

Proficient

1%

15%

26%

29%

Advanced

2%

2%

4%

5%

 

 

 

 Grade 8

 


 

All Schools

Public Schools

Private Schools

Catholic Schools

Below Basic

36%

38%

16%

15%

Basic

48%

47%

53%

55%

Proficient

15%

14%

28%

28%

Advanced

2%

1%

3%

3%

 

 

Grade 12

 


 

All Schools

Public Schools

Private Schools

Catholic Schools

Below Basic

57

58

41

36

Basic

32

31

42

44

Proficient

10

11

15

18

Advanced

1

1

2

2

 


* percentages do not equal 100 because of rounding

The full text of the report can be accessed