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Reading Trends in 2008

  • Overall, the national trend in reading showed improvement from 2004 to 2008 for students at all three ages (9, 13, and 17). More...
  • The reading scores of lower-performing 9- and 13-year-old students in 2008 showed improvement compared to 2004. More...
  • At all three ages, the reading scores for male students were higher in 2008 than in 2004. More...
  • In 2008, White, Black, and Hispanic 9-year-olds scored higher in reading than in all previous assessments. The gaps between White and Black students and between White and Hispanic students showed no significant change in 2008 compared to 2004, but narrowed compared to the first assessment year. More...
  • Public school students at all three ages increased their reading scores in 2008 compared to 2004. More...

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