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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

In 2011, a higher percentage of female students read for fun almost every day than their male peers. Use the tabs below to view the percentages by the student groups shown. Click chart options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.

See results for this contextual variable by the new 2011 race/ethnicity categories in the NAEP Data Explorer.

Browse questionnaires for the NAEP assessments.