TABLE 3-3Average Mathematics Scale Scores and Achievement Level Results by Race/Ethnicity for 4th and 8th Grade Public School Students, 2007

Percentage of 4th Grade Students
Average Scale ScoreBelow BasicAt or Above BasicAt or Above ProficientAt Advanced
White248991518
Black2223763151
Hispanic2273169221
Asian/Pacific Islander2549915916
American Indian/Alaska Native2292872263
Percentage of 8th Grade Students
Average Scale ScoreBelow BasicAt or Above BasicAt or Above ProficientAt Advanced
White2901981419
Black2595347111
Hispanic2644654152
Asian/Pacific Islander29618824917
American Indian/Alaska Native2654456172

SOURCE: NCES. The Nation’s Report Card: Mathematics 2009 (NCES 2010-451), National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education.

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Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation.
National Academy of Sciences (US), National Academy of Engineering (US), and Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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