State Student Group Scores
While average scores decreased for White and Black students nationally, scores were lower for these groups in only some states. White students in five states scored lower in 2019 than 2017. Black students in two states scored lower in 2019, while Black students in one state scored higher in comparison to 2017.
Use the drop-down menu to select a state/jurisdiction and click on a student group thumbnail to see average reading scores for fourth-grade public school students over time in the selected state/jurisdiction.
Use the drop-down menus to select a state/jurisdiction and a student group to view changes in the percentage distribution for that group over time.
Read about changes in NAEP's reporting for racial/ethnic groups.
Additional State Resources
See how a state performed over time, view a state's demographics and school characteristics, download snapshot reports, and compare each state's overall performance to performance nationwide or in other states.
Download a one-page report containing key findings and trends in a condensed format. Reports contain overall student results, bar charts showing NAEP achievement levels, and tables displaying results by key reporting groups.