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Lower-performing 9- and 13-year-old students make gains in reading in 2008

 Average Scale Score
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Trend in NAEP reading percentile scores for 13-year-old students

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  • Compared to 2004, scores increased for lower-performing 13-year-olds (those at the 10th and 25th percentiles) in 2008. 

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2008.
NOTE: 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, 1971–2008 Long-Term Trend Reading Assessments.

To read more details on comparisons across years, see About the Long-Term Trend Assessment.

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