Indiana 8th Grade Black and Hispanic Student Average Scale Scores are Higher Than the Nation in Mathematics Indiana’s 8th grade Black and Hispanic students were the only two races that were above their National counterpart average scores. Indiana’s Black students were 2 points higher than the National Black students and Indiana’s Hispanic students were 6 points higher than the national Hispanic students. Overall, Indiana’s average student scale score (285) was still higher than the National average student scale score (283). Scale score 500
± Reporting standards not met. NOTE: Black includes African American, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin.
Indiana Hispanic students have scored higher than the National Hispanic students in 2003, 2007, 2009, and the 2011 mathematics assessment. Scale score
¹ Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment. NOTE: Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. Prior to 2011, students in the "two or more races" category were categorized as "unclassified." The NAEP Mathematics scale ranges from 0 to 500. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 Mathematics Assessments.