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May 2013

From the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Economics Report Card Released, Trend Results Reported

Young African American student on the cover of the 2012 NAEP Economics Report Card

On April 24, NCES released the results of the 2012 NAEP Economics Report Card. NAEP administered the Economics assessment to nearly 11,000 twelfth-graders across the nation. Students responded to questions designed to measure their knowledge in three areas: Market Economy, National Economy, and International Economy. Trend results in Economics are reported for the first time (the original assessment was administered in 2006).

Here are a few results from the report. Compared to 2006:

In addition, a majority of students reported that coursework helps them understand economics-related topics such as the U.S. economy or current events and public policy. The report also showed that the percentage of students who said they used the Internet to a large extent to learn about economic issues increased, while the percentage who said they used newspapers and magazines to a large extent decreased. Learn more about these results and others at the NAEP website.

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