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Scores for both male and female fourth-graders increased in 2007.

Grade 4
 Grade 8

Trend in fourth-grade NAEP reading average scores, by gender

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  • Average scores for both male and female students were higher in 2007 than in all previous assessments.
  • Female fourth-graders outscored their male peers by 7 points in 2007.

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Race/ethnicity and gender

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), various years, 1992–2007 Reading Assessments.

To read more about achievement levels and how they are set, see Reporting the Assessment—Scale Scores and Achievement Levels.

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