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Jun142011

Report: Only 12 Percent of High School Seniors 'Proficient' in History

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Only 12 percent of American 12th-graders know enough history to score "proficient" in the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Only 17 percent of eighth-graders and 20 percent of fourth-graders achieved similar levels of grade-appropriate knowledge.

The good news is that all three groups did fare better, on average, than those who took the test in 1994, according to the Nation's Report Card released Tuesday.

The most significant gain was for the bottom 10th percentile of fourth-graders, with a 22-point increase when compared with student scores from 1994.

The assessment tested representative samples of more than 7,000 fourth-graders, 11,000 eighth-graders, and 12,000 12th-graders.

The NAEP has periodically conducted similar education assessments in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography and other subjects since 1969.

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