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National Results in Vocabulary

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  • View student performance by various student groups, including gender, race/ethnicity, type of school (public or private), family income level (based on eligibility for the National School Lunch Program), students with disabilities (SD), and English language learners (ELL).
  • Move the cursor over data points to see more detail.
  • When viewing the percentile figures, use the drop down menu to show data for each year.
  • Below each figure, click the button for "chart options" to see the data displayed in other chart formats.
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At grade 8 in 2011, scores for White, Asian, and multi-racial students were higher than their peers from other racial/ethnic groups across all but the 10th percentile. Read about changes made to race/ethnicity categories in 2011.

Beginning in 2011, additional information on students’ race/ethnicity was collected from schools so that results could be reported separately for Asian students, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students, and students categorized as being two or more races (multiracial). These categorizations are consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. In order to allow comparisons of 2011 results for racial/ethnic groups to previous assessments, the Asian and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students are combined into a single Asian/Pacific Islander category. Read more about this change.

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