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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