Scores of students at grade 4 unchanged from 2009 and improve at grade 8
The average fourth-grade reading score in 2011 remained unchanged from 2009, but was 4 points higher than in 1992.
The average eighth-grade reading score in 2011 was 1 point higher than in 2009, and 5 points higher than in 1992.
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and grade 8
Higher percentage of eighth-graders perform at or above Proficient than in 2009.
At grade 4, the percentages of students performing at or above Basic, at or above Proficient, or at Advanced did not change significantly from 2009 to 2011, but were higher in 2011 than in 1992.
At grade 8, the percentage of students performing at or above the Basic level did not change significantly from 2009 to 2011, but was higher in 2011 than in 1992. The percentage of students at or above Proficient in 2011 was higher than in 2009 and 1992.
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and grade 8
Scores of White, Black, and Hispanic eighth-grade students higher in 2011
Scores were higher in 2011 than in 2009 for White, Black, and Hispanic students at grade 8.
Scores for Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native eighth-grade students did not change significantly in 2011 from 2009.
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NOTE: See complete data for grade 4 and grade 8.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), various years, 1992-2011 Reading Assessments.