Average scale scores for age 17 long-term trend reading, by race/ethnicity, 4 categories [ORACE4] and jurisdiction: 2012, 2008, 2004, 1999, 1996, 1994, 1992, 1990, 1988, 1984, 1980, and 1975
YearJurisdictionWhiteBlackHispanicOther
Average scale scoreStandard ErrorAverage scale scoreStandard ErrorAverage scale scoreStandard ErrorAverage scale scoreStandard Error
¹ Original assessment format.
NOTE: Black includes African American, and Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. The NAEP Long-Term Trend Reading scale ranges from 0 to 500. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. Analyze results with NAEP Data Explorer.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1975, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Long-Term Trend Reading Assessments.
2012National295(1.0)269(1.6)274(1.5)296(2.1)
2008National295(1.0)266(2.4)269(1.3)292(2.2)
2004National289(1.2)262(1.9)267(2.5)291(3.5)
2004¹National293(1.1)264(2.7)264(2.9)286(3.4)
1999¹National295(1.4)264(1.7)271(3.9)290(5.0)
1996¹National295(1.2)266(2.7)265(4.1)281(6.0)
1994¹National296(1.5)266(3.9)263(4.9)287(7.6)
1992¹National297(1.4)261(2.1)271(3.7)287(5.8)
1990¹National297(1.2)267(2.3)275(3.6)290(3.5)
1988¹National295(1.2)274(2.4)271(4.3)290(5.3)
1984¹National295(0.9)264(1.2)268(2.9)284(3.9)
1980¹National293(0.9)243(1.8)261(2.7)280(3.0)
1975¹National293(0.6)241(2.0)252(3.6)274(4.4)