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Grade 8 National Results

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Achievement Levels

Reading scores for male students at all five selected percentiles and for female students at the 10th, 25th, and 50th percentiles were higher in 2011 than in 1992. Scores for both male and female students at the 75th and 90th percentiles were higher in 2011 than in 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.