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Classroom Context: Reading for Fun


As part of the 2011 reading assessment, fourth- and eighth-graders were asked about the frequency in which they read for fun on their own time. The full text of the question and corresponding data charts and tables are provided below.

How often do you read for fun on your own time?

A. Never or hardly ever
B. Once or twice a month
C. Once or twice a week
D. Almost every day

Grade 4
Grade 8

Approximately 46 percent of fourth-graders in the nation read for fun on their own time almost every day in 2011, which is higher than in 2002 and 2009. Use the drop down menu to view the percentages in your state. Click chart options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.

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