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Scores across all regions increased in 2007.

Grade 4
 Grade 8

Trend in fourth-grade NAEP reading average scores, by region

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  • Average scores for students in each region were higher in 2007 than in 2005 and 2003.

* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
NOTE: 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), 2003, 2005, and 2007 Reading Assessments.

NAEP started collecting data by U.S. census regions in 2003. To see more information about the states contained in each region, see NAEP reporting groups

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

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