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DoDEA Mathematics Scores Above Average on National Assessment

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — October 28, 2005 — On October 28, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the mathematics results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) which were administered from late January to early March in 2005. The Department of Defense (DoD) fourth and eighth graders scored above the national average. For the first time, the domestic and overseas school systems within DoD participated in NAEP as a single jurisdiction.

 

Achievement and Rankings
Eighth grade students in DoDEA earned the sixth highest math score in the nation at 284, six points above the national average of 278. DoDEA's eighth grade average was eight points below students in the top ranked state of Massachusetts (292).
NAEP 2005 Average Mathematics Score: Grade 8
Rank State/Jurisdiction Average
Scale Score
1 Massachusetts 292
2 Minnesota 290
3 Vermont, South Dakota, North Dakota 287
4 Montana 286
5 New Hampshire, Washington, Wisconsin 285
6 Virginia, Kansas, Nebraska, New Jersey, DoDEA, Iowa 284
7 Ohio 283
8 Oregon, Wyoming, North Carolina, Indiana 282

Nation 278


At the fourth grade level, math scores for DoDEA students earned the eighth highest score in the nation at 239, two points above the national average for math. DoDEA's fourth grade average was eight points below their peers in the top ranked state of Massachusetts (247).

NAEP 2005 Average Mathematics Score: Grade 4
Rank State/Jurisdiction Average
Scale Score
1 Massachusetts 247
2 Kansas, Minnesota, New Hampshire 246
3 New Jersey, Vermont 244
4 Wyoming, North Dakota 243
5 Connecticut, Ohio, Texas, Washington, Idaho, South Dakota 242
6 North Carolina, Maine, Montana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin 241
7 Virginia, Indiana, Iowa, Delaware 240
8 Colorado, Florida, Utah, DoDEA 239

Nation 237


The mathematics national score ranks from 2000 and 2005 show some improvement for DoDEA 8th grade students and consistent performance for fourth graders.

NAEP Mathematics National Rank Scores for 2000, 2003 and 2005
All Students Grade 8 Grade 4

2000 2003 2005 2000 2003 2005
DoDEA 8th 4th 6th 8th 6th 8th




Minority Achievement
African American and Hispanic students in DoDEA continued to score at or near the highest in the nation when compared with their stateside counterparts at both grade levels tested in mathematics.
NAEP 2005 Average Mathematics Scale Scores
African American Students
Grade 8 Students 2000 2003 2005

Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
DoDEA African American 259 1st 270 1st 267 1st
Nation African American 243
252
254
Nation All Students 272
276
278


NAEP 2005 Average Mathematics Scale Scores
African American Students
Grade 4 Students 2000 2003 2005

Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
DoDEA African American 213 3rd 227 1st 227 3rd
Nation African American 203
216
220
Nation All Students 224
234
237


Hispanic eighth graders in DoDEA continued to score higher than the national score for all students. Math scores for fourth graders in DoDEA continued to improve from 2000 and 2003.

NAEP 2005 Average Mathematics Scale Scores
Hispanic Students
Grade 8 Students 2000 2003 2005

Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
DoDEA Hispanic 267 1st 278 1st 280 1st
Nation Hispanic 252
258
261
Nation All Students 272
276
278


NAEP 2005 Average Mathematics Scale Scores
Hispanic Students
Grade 4 Students 2000 2003 2005

Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
DoDEA Hispanic 219 4th 234 3rd 235 2nd
Nation Hispanic 207
221
225
Nation All Students 224
234
237




Additional Information
Detailed statistical information on the 2005 NAEP mathematics assessment and all other NAEP assessments can be found on the web at: http://www.nationsreportcard.gov

Assessment items and samples of student responses from the 2005 mathematics assessment, along with sample questions from other subject areas, can be found on the web at: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard


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