The Nation’s Report Card: U.S.

History 2001

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Features of the 2001 U.S. History Assessment

Content of the 2001 U.S. History Assessment, slide 1

Content of the 2001 U.S. History Assessment, slide 2

Content of the 2001 U.S. History Assessment, slide 3

Results Reported from the 2001 U.S. History Assessment

National Scale Score Results Across Years

Significantly different from 1994. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1994 and 2001 U.S. History Assessments.

National Scale Score Percentiles Across Years

Significantly different from 1994. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1994 and 2001 U.S. History Assessments.

National Achievement-Level Results Across Years: Grade 4

Significantly different from 1994. NOTE: Percentages within each U.S. history achievement level may not add to 100, or to the exact percentages at or above achievement levels due to rounding. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1994 and 2001 U.S. History Assessments.

National Achievement-Level Results Across Years: Grade 8

Significantly different from 1994. NOTE: Percentages within each U.S. history achievement level may not add to 100, or to the exact percentages at or above achievement levels due to rounding. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1994 and 2001 U.S. History Assessments.

National Achievement-Level Results Across Years: Grade 12

NOTE: Percentages within each U.S. history achievement level may not add to 100, or to the exact percentages at or above achievement levels due to rounding. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1994 and 2001 U.S. History Assessments.

Average Scale Scores Across Years by Gender

Significantly different from 1994. NOTE: Italicized scale score values indicate that two or more groups had the same rounded average score. The average scale scores, when rounded, were the same for male and female students at grade 4 in 2001 and at grade 8 in 1994. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1994 and 2001 U.S. History Assessments.

Average Scale Scores by Parents’ Highest Education Level and Type of School, Grade 12: 2001

* Nonpublic is significantly different from public.
† Score for each level of parent education is significantly higher than the score for lower levels. — Sample size is insufficient to permit a reliable estimate. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2001 U.S. History Assessment.

Average Scale Scores Across Years by Race/Ethnicity

Significantly different from 1994. NOTE: Italicized scale score values indicate that two or more groups had the same rounded average score. The average scale scores, when rounded, were the same for Hispanic and Black students at grade 8 in 2001. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1994 and 2001 U.S. History Assessments.

Racial/Ethnic Gaps in Average Scale Scores Across Years

Significantly different from 1994. NOTE: Score differences are calculated based on differences between unrounded average scale scores. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1994 and 2001 U.S. History Assessments.

Size of Gaps Between Percentages of White and Black Students Scoring At of Above Each Point on the U.S. History Scale, Grade 4: 1994 and 2001

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1994 and 2001 U.S. History Assessments.

Size of Gaps Between Percentages of White and Hispanic Students Scoring At of Above Each Point on the U.S. History Scale, Grade 12: 1994 and 2001

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1994 and 2001 U.S. History Assessments.

Grade 4 Sample Question: Multiple Choice

Grade 4 Sample Question: Multiple Choice

Grade 4 Sample Question: Multiple Choice

Grade 8 Sample Question: Multiple Choice

Grade 12 Sample Question: Multiple Choice

Grade 12 Sample Question: Sample “Complete” Response

Grade 12 Sample Question: Sample “Essential” Response

Average Scores by Time Spent Using CD-ROMS or the Internet for Research Projects, Grades 8 and 12: 2001

NOTE: Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2001 U.S. History Assessment.

Average Scores by Frequency of Reading Material from a Textbook, Grade 4: 2001

NOTE: Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2001 U.S. History Assessment.

Average Scores by Frequency of Using Primary Historical Documents, Grade 8: 2001

NOTE: Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2001 U.S. History Assessment.

Average Scores by Frequency of Reading Extra Material, Grade 12: 2001

NOTE: Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2001 U.S. History Assessment.

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