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Classroom Context: Number of Pages Read


As part of the 2011 reading assessment, fourth- and eighth-graders were asked about the number of pages they had to read for school and for homework. The full text of the question and corresponding data charts and tables are provided 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

In 2011, a higher percentage of students from lower-income families (those who were eligible for the National School Lunch Program) reported reading 5 or fewer pages in school and for homework than their 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.