Trend in NAEP reading average scores for 9-year-old students, by type of school
- Compared to 2004, the average reading score for public school students at age 9 increased by 4 points.
- The average reading score for private school students at age 9 increased compared to their score in 1980.
* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2008.
NOTE: Results are not available for 1971 and 1975. Participation rates fell below the required standard for reporting for 9-year-olds attending private schools in 2004. View complete data with standard errors for public and private schools, and catholic schools.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), various years, 1980–2008 Long-Term Trend Reading Assessments.