I-06a: Civics Achievement of Eighth Graders as Measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1998–2014*

* Percentages for each year may not add to 100 due to rounding.
** Statistically significantly different (p < .05) from 2014.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress, The Nation’s Report Card: Civics 2014: Achievement Levels,, accessed 12/15/2015.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) civics scores are reported here by achievement level. For an explanation of the achievement scale and detailed information about the civics competencies associated with each achievement level, see The NAEP Data Explorer (NDE) permits analysis of these assessment data by gender, ethnicity, and a number of other key variables. For both an overview of NDE and tips for its effective use, see NDE itself is located at

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