Ethnic groups are listed by academic performance as measured by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Students identified as Asians have led the assessment results for most of the current century. In 2019 it is estimated that **56%** plus of Georgia’s Asian students were left behind, based on NAEP’s academic expectations.

This post is part three of five posts addressing Georgia’s 2019 NAEP assessments, follow links for Part One The Corrected and Upgraded Edition, and Part Two.

Georgia’s average Student Grade in Eighth Grade Math was a **56.**

**Eighth Grade Mathematics by Race/Ethnicity using 2011 guidelines, as school-reported; and Gender**

**Asian Students 2019 Eighth Grade Mathematics**

Georgia’s average Asian Student Grade was a **65**

The National average Asian Student Grade was a **63**

**Percent of Georgia’s Asian students scoring:**

- Below Basic with Grades of
**0 to 52,**was**7 percent** - At Basic with Grades of
**53 to 60,**was**16****percent** - At Proficient with Grades of
**61 to 66,**was**33****percent** - At Advanced with Grades of
**67 to 100,**was**44****percent**

#### Average Grade for Georgia’s Asian Students scoring in:

- The tenth percentile was a
**55** - The twenty-fifth percentile was a
**60** - The fiftieth percentile was a
**65** - The seventy-fifth percentile was a
**71** - The ninetieth percentile Grade was a
**75**

The assessment shows an estimated **56%** plus of Georgia’s Asian students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Eighth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for eighth-grade students.

**White Students 2019 Eighth Grade Mathematics**

Georgia’s average White Student Grade was a **58**

The National average White Student Grade was a **58**

#### Percent of Georgia’s White students scoring:

- Below Basic with Grades of
**0 to 52,**was**21 percent** - At Basic with Grades of
**53 to 60,**was**36****percent** - At Proficient with Grades of
**61 to 66,**was**30 percent** - At Advanced with Grades of
**67 to 100,**was**13****percent**

#### Average Grade for Georgia’s White Students scoring in:

- The tenth percentile was a
**49** - The twenty-fifth percentile was a
**54** - The fiftieth percentile was a
**59** - The seventy-fifth percentile was a
**63** - The ninetieth percentile Grade was a
**68**

The assessment shows an estimated **87%** plus of Georgia’s White students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Eighth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for eighth-grade students.

**Two or more Races Students 2019 Eighth Grade Mathematics**

Georgia’s average for students identifying as two or more Races Grade was a **57**

The National average for students identifying as two or more Races Grade was a **57**

#### Percent of Georgia’s students identifying as Two or More Races scoring:

- Below Basic with Grades of
**0 to 52,**was**26 percent** - At Basic with Grades of
**53 to 60,**was**39****percent** - At Proficient with Grades of
**61 to 66,**was**28****percent** - At Advanced with Grades of
**67 to 100,**was**6****percent**

#### Average Grade for Georgia’s Students identifying as Two or More Races scoring in:

- The tenth percentile was a
**48** - The twenty-fifth percentile was a
**52** - The fiftieth percentile was a
**57** - The seventy-fifth percentile was a
**61** - The ninetieth percentile Grade was a
**65**

The assessment shows an estimated **94%** plus of Georgia’s students identifying as two or more Races were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Eighth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for eighth-grade students.

**Female Students 2019 Eighth Grade Mathematics**

Georgia’s average Female Student Grade was a **56**

The National average Female Student Grade was a **56**

#### Percent of Georgia’s Female students scoring:

- Below Basic with Grades of
**0 to 52,**was**32 percent** - At Basic with Grades of
**53 to 60,**was**36 percent** - At Proficient with Grades of
**61 to 66,**was**22****percent** - At Advanced with Grades of
**67 to 100,**was**9****percent**

#### Average Grade for Georgia’s Female Students scoring in:

- The tenth percentile was a
**46** - The twenty-fifth percentile was a
**51** - The fiftieth percentile was a
**56** - The seventy-fifth percentile was a
**61** - The ninetieth percentile Grade was a
**66**

The assessment shows an estimated **91%** plus of Georgia’s Female students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Eighth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for eighth-grade students.

**Male Students 2019 Eighth Grade Mathematics**

Georgia’s average Male Student Grade was a **56**

The National average Male Student Grade was a **56**

#### Percent of Georgia’s Male students scoring:

- Below Basic with Grades of
**0 to 52,**was**33 percent** - At Basic with Grades of
**53 to 60,**was**37****percent** - At Proficient with Grades of
**61 to 66,**was**21****percent** - at Advanced with Grades of
**67 to 100,**was**9****percent**

#### Average Grade for Georgia’s Male Students scoring in:

- The Tenth percentile was a
**45** - The Twenty-fifth percentile was a
**50** - The Fiftieth percentile was a
**56** - The seventy-fifth percentile was a
**61** - The ninetieth percentile Grade was a
**66**

The assessment shows an estimated **91%** plus of Georgia’s Male students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Eighth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for eighth-grade students.

**Hispanic Students 2019 Eighth Grade Mathematics**

Georgia’s average Hispanic Student Grade was a **55**

The National average Hispanic Student Grade was a **54**

#### Percent of Georgia’s Hispanic students scoring:

- Below Basic with Grades of
**0 to 52,**was**36 percent** - At Basic with Grades of
**53 to 60,**was**39****percent** - At Proficient with Grades of
**61 to 66,**was**19****percent** - At Advanced with Grades of
**67 to 100,**was**6****percent**

### Average Grade for Georgia’s Hispanic Students scoring in:

- The tenth percentile was a
**46** - The twenty-fifth percentile was a
**50** - The fiftieth percentile was a
**55** - The seventy-fifth percentile was a
**60** - The ninetieth percentile Grade was a
**65**

** **The assessment shows an estimated **94%** plus of Georgia’s Hispanic students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Eighth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for eighth-grade students.

**Black Students 2019 Eighth Grade Mathematics**

Georgia’s average Black Student Grade was a **52**

The National average Black Student Grade was a **52**

### Percent of Georgia’s Black students scoring:

- Below Basic with Grades of
**0 to 52,**was**50 percent** - At Basic with Grades of
**53 to 60,**was**36****percent** - At Proficient with Grades of
**61 to 66,**was**13****percent** - At Advanced with Grades of
**67 to 100,**was**1****percent**

### Average Grade for Georgia’s Black Students scoring in:

- The tenth percentile was a
**44** - The twenty-fifth percentile was a
**48** - The fiftieth percentile was a
**52** - The seventy-fifth percentile was a
**57** - The ninetieth percentile Grade was a
**61**

The assessment shows an estimated **99%** plus of Georgia’s Black students were left behind academically based on NAEP’s Eighth Grade Mathematics assessment expectations for eighth-grade students.

**The Academic GAP you are not used to seeing.**

The academic gaps, as shown in Table 1, are based on measured academic performance.

**TABLE 1: Grade 8 Mathematics, Academic Gaps, by National Assessment of Education Progress scale scores, and Grade Equivalents.**

Ethnicity and Gender |
0 to 500 Mean Scaled Scores |
Scale Score Difference from Asian Students |
0 to 100 Grade Equivalents |
Grade Difference from Asian Students |

Asian |
324 |
65 | ||

White |
292 |
32 |
58 | 6 |

Two or more races |
283 | 41 |
57 | 8 |

Female |
280 | 44 |
56 | 9 |

Georgia All students |
279 | 45 |
56 | 9 |

Male |
279 | 45 |
56 | 9 |

Hispanic |
275 | 49 |
55 | 10 |

Black |
262 | 62 |
52 | 12 |

* All scale scores and grade equivalents rounded to the nearest whole number.

** Due to rounding, differences may not appear exact. Examples: (1) a 64.8 would round to 65. (2) a 52.4 would round to 52. (3) a 12.4 would round to 12.

*** Rounding was the last function performed in the creation of Table 1: Grade 8 Mathematics, Academic Gaps, by National Assessment of Education Progress scale scores, and Grade Equivalents.

Table 1: shows the NAEP difference between Asian and Black student results as 62 scaled score points. However, when viewed as traditional grade values, the difference is 12 points.

**OPINION**

*“While 62-scaled points and 12-grade points rounded, have the same weight, the presentation makes a difference when considering what needs to be done to catch up, move forward, or give up. Still, none of the total group averages are the equivalent of a 70 out of a possible 100 for a grade. What we have been doing for more than a half-century during the birth through high school graduation years has not been getting the job done for a supermajority of America’s students.”*

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All scaled scores and equivalent grades are rounded to the nearest whole number. Example: 248.87 would round to a 249. Except for scores showing exit and entry grades, which are adjusted up or down to a whole number to delineate performance levels. All percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.

**LINK AND LIST OF TABLES USED:**

NAEP Data Explorer https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/ndecore/xplore/NDE

Average scale scores and percentages at each achievement level for grade 8 mathematics, by race/ethnicity using 2011 guidelines, school-reported [SRACE10] and jurisdiction: 2019

Average scale scores and percentages at each achievement level for grade 8 mathematics, by gender [GENDER] and jurisdiction: 2019

Average scale scores and percentages at each achievement level for grade 8 mathematics, by all students [TOTAL] and jurisdiction: 2019

Average scale scores and percentile scores for grade 8 mathematics, by race/ethnicity using 2011 guidelines, school-reported [SRACE10] and jurisdiction: 2019

Average scale scores and percentile scores for grade 8 mathematics, by gender [GENDER] and jurisdiction: 2019

Average scale scores and percentile scores for grade 8 mathematics, by all students [TOTAL] and jurisdiction: 2019