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Grade 8 National Results

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Average Scores
Achievement Levels

Scores at the 10th, 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles were higher in 2011 than in 1992, and scores at the 10th, 75th, and 90th percentiles were higher in 2011 when compared to 2009.

Read specific descriptions of what eighth-graders should know and be able to do at the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced reading achievement levels.

Read more information on how to interpret NAEP reading results, including how each student group is defined.