# 2019 Eighth Grade NAEP Science Results

The effect of Parent-education levels on student learning seems to be a taboo subject. However, this release is the most recent collection point since 1971 showing the impact of Parent-education levels on student performance and included in this post. It may be information you will see for the first time in your life.

The years from Birth to this Eighth Grade Cohort find these Lifelong learners still behind published expectations and hope. At the time of the assessment, roughly thirteen years had passed, and with the current release of information, fifteen years have passed. How is it possible to make up for fifteen years of lost learning opportunities?

The results you will see here are different from the classic misdirection released through the Media by “The U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)” to the public. The Afterclap uses a proprietary Mathematical Formula and Process, “Calculating the Percent of a Perfect Score. The math is not complicated. It is math a student is expected to master before leaving the Eighth-Grade.

The process produces two essential products:

1. The percent of points earned.

Calculating the Percent of a Perfect Score is vital because, in Education and Communication, the Sender must start where the Receiver’s level of knowledge is. Otherwise, all the Receiver hears or sees is misdirection or misinformation because they do not understand it. At The Afterclap, we believe a super-majority of the adults in the United States understands percents and classroom grades ranging from zero to a perfect score of one-hundred.

To convert a Percent of a Perfect Score to a classroom grade, drop the percent sign and round to the nearest whole number.  All average scores found within this post are classroom equivalent grades.

All Students

The average Science grade was 51.

In the tenth percentile, 35.

In the ninetieth percentile, 65.

32.92 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

32.41 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

32.51 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

2.16 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Students by Gender

Male Students

The average Science grade was a 51.

In the tenth percentile, 35.

In the ninetieth percentile, 66.

32.90 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

30.95 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

33.59 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

2.56 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Female Students

The average Science grade was 51.

In the tenth percentile, 36.

In the ninetieth percentile, 65.

32.94 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

33.92 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

31.39 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

1.75 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

National School Lunch Program eligibility, Three categories

Eligible Students

The average Science grade was 47.

In the tenth percentile, 31.

In the ninetieth percentile, 61.

48.01 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

32.11 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

19.34 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

0.54 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Students Not eligible

The average Science grade was 55.

In the tenth percentile, 42.

In the ninetieth percentile, 68.

19.34 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

32.44 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

44.51 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

3.71 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Students With an Unknown Status

The average Science grade was 55.

In the tenth percentile, 42.

In the ninetieth percentile, 67.

19.30 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

34.22 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

43.47 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

3.01 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Race and Ethnicity using 2011 guidelines, school-reported

White Students

The average Science grade was 55.

In the tenth percentile, 42.

In the ninetieth percentile, 67.

20.12 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

33.54 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

43.25 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

3.09 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Black Students

The average Science grade was 44.

In the tenth percentile, 29.

In the ninetieth percentile, 58.

57.82 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

28.60 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

13.33 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

0.25 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Hispanic Students

The average Science grade was 47.

In the tenth percentile, 32.

In the ninetieth percentile, 61.

47.10 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

32.71 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

19.60 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

0.59 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Asian Students

The average Science grade was 56.

In the tenth percentile, 41.

In the ninetieth percentile, 69.

17.96 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

30.04 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

46.15 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

5.85 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

American Indian and Alaska Native Students

The average Science grade was a 48.

In the tenth percentile, 35.

In the ninetieth percentile, 69.

45.71 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

33.82 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

19.36 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

1.11 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Students

The average Science grade was 46.

In the tenth percentile, 29.

In the ninetieth percentile, 60.

46.00 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

33.49 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

20.47 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

0.03 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Students of two or more races

The average Science grade was 53.

In the tenth percentile, 38.

In the ninetieth percentile, 66.

27.87 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

33.12 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

36.21 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

2.80 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

By Parental Education Levels

By Father’s Education Level:

Father Who Did Not Finish High School

The average Science grade was 47.

In the tenth percentile, 32.

In the ninetieth percentile, 61.

46.55 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

33.36 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

19.55 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

0.55 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

The average Science grade was 49.

In the tenth percentile, 35.

In the ninetieth percentile, 63.

37.98 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

35.24 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

25.76 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

1.02 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Father With Some Education After High School

The average Science grade was 53.

In the tenth percentile, 39.

In the ninetieth percentile, 65.

25.99 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

36.41 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

35.73 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

1.87 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

The average Science grade was 56.

In the tenth percentile, 42.

In the ninetieth percentile, 68.

19.00 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

30.51 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

46.22 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

4.27 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Father’s Education Level Unknown

The average Science grade was 47.

In the tenth percentile, 32.

In the ninetieth percentile, 61.

47.61 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

31.61 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

20.15 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

0.62 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

By Mother’s Education Level:

Mother Did Not Finish High School

The average Science grade was 47.

In the tenth percentile, 32.

In the ninetieth percentile, 60.

48.80 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

33.54 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

17.23 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

0.44 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

The average Science grade was 48.

In the tenth percentile, 33.

In the ninetieth percentile, 62.

42.52 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

33.64 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

23.02 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

0.83 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Mother With Some Education After High School

The average grade was a 52.

In the tenth percentile, 39.

In the ninetieth percentile, 65.

27.60 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

37.78 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

33.14 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

1.48 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

The average Science grade was 55.

In the tenth percentile, 40.

In the ninetieth percentile, 68.

21.77 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

31.27 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

43.29 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

3.67 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Mother’s Education Level Unknown

The average Science grade was 46.

In the tenth percentile, 30.

In the ninetieth percentile, 61.

50.79 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

30.05 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

18.41 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

0.75 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Parental Education Level, From Two Questions:

Did Not Finish High School

The average Science grade was 45.

In the tenth percentile, 31.

In the ninetieth percentile, 59.

51.72 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

32.60 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

15.27 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

0.41 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

The average Science grade was 47.

In the tenth percentile, 32.

In the ninetieth percentile, 61.

47.96 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

32.42 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

19.03 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

0.59 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Some Education After High School

The average Science grade was 51.

In the tenth percentile, 38.

In the ninetieth percentile, 64.

30.52 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

38.50 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

29.84 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

1.14 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

The average Science grade was 55.

In the tenth percentile, 40.

In the ninetieth percentile, 67.

22.43 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

31.78 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

42.32 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

3.47 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

Unknown

The average Science grade was 45.

In the tenth percentile, 29.

In the ninetieth percentile, 60.

54.03 percent (Below Basic) scored from 0 to 46.

29.18 percent (Basic level) scored from 47 to 56.

16.40 percent (Proficient level) scored from 57 to 71.

0.39 percent (Advanced level) scored from 72 to 100.

NOTE: Percentages of students may not equal 100 percent. We posted what was published.

The Afterclap translates test results because we care enough to do what nobody else does. Make the results understandable. We hope you found this post informative.