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No significant change in White – Hispanic score gaps in reading since 2004

 Scale Score
 White – Black Gap
White – Hispanic Gap

Trend in White – Hispanic NAEP reading score gaps for 9-year-old students

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  • Compared to 2004, there was no significant change in the gap in reading scores between White and Hispanic students at age 9.
  • The gap between White and Hispanic 9-year-olds in 2008 narrowed by 13 points compared to 1975. 

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2008.
NOTE: Score gaps are calculated based on differences between unrounded average scores. Hispanic includes Latino. The White race category excludes Hispanic origin. Results for 1971 are not shown because Hispanic was not reported as a separate race/ethnicity category at that time. 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, 1975–2008 Long-Term Trend Reading Assessments.

To read more details on comparisons across years, see About the Long-Term Trend Assessment.
To read more details related to student group categories, see NAEP Long-Term Trend Reporting Groups.

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