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White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander fourth-graders scored higher in 2007 than in 1992.

Grade 4
 Grade 8

Trend in fourth-grade NAEP reading average scores and score gaps, by White – Hispanic students


  • The score gap between White and Hispanic students in 2007 was not significantly different from the gaps in 2005 or 1992.

Key. Dashed line is accommodations not permitted. Solid line is accommodations permitted. 

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
NOTE: Score gaps are calculated based on differences between unrounded average scores. Hispanic includes Latino. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. 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, 1992–2007 Reading Assessments.

To read more about achievement levels and how they are set, see Reporting the Assessment—Scale Scores and Achievement Levels.

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