Trend in NAEP reading average scores for 17-year-old students, by race/ethnicity
- In 2008, the average reading score for White students at age 17 was higher than their scores in 2004 and 1971.
- The average reading score for Black students in 2008 was not significantly different from their score in 2004, but was higher than their score in 1971.
- There was no significant change in average reading score for Hispanic 17-year-olds in 2008 compared to 2004, but their score was higher than in 1975.
* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2008.
NOTE: Black includes African American, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. Results for the Hispanic race/ethnicity category in 1971 are not available. 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.