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Grade 8 National Results

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Achievement Levels

The percentage of eighth-graders performing at or above Proficient was higher in 2011 than in 1992 and in 2009. The percentage performing at or above Basic was higher than in 1992, but not significantly different from 2009.

Read specific descriptions of what eighth-graders should know and be able to do at the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced reading achievement levels.

Read more information on how to interpret NAEP reading results, including how each student group is defined.