Trend in NAEP reading average scores for 17-year-old students, by type of school
- Compared to 2004, the average reading score for public school students at age 17 increased by 4 points1.
* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2008.
1The score-point change is based on the difference of unrounded scores as opposed to the rounded scores shown in the figure.
NOTE: Results are not available for 1971 and 1975. Participation rates fell below the required standard for reporting for 17-year-olds attending private schools in all assessment years and for 17-year-olds attending Catholic schools in 1996 and 2004. View complete data with standard errors.
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.