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Classroom Context: Number of Pages Read


As part of the 2009 reading assessment, fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-graders were asked about the number of pages they read in school and for homework each day. The full text of the question, corresponding percentages, and average scores of students who responded in each category are below.

About how many pages a day do you have to read in school and for homework?

A. 5 or fewer
B. 6–10
C. 11–15
D. 16–20
E. More than 20

Grade 4
Grade 8
Grade 12

Fourth-graders who read five or fewer pages per day (209) scored lower than those who read more pages in school and for homework (219, 224, 226, and 226 respectively).

scale scores, grade 4, amount of pages read

NOTE: The NAEP reading scale ranges from 0 to 500. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. See complete data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2009 Reading Assessment.

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