Average Scale Scores and Achievement-Level Results in Reading by Race/Ethnicity
- In 2005, at both grades 4 and 8, White and Asian/Pacific Islander students scored higher, on average, than Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native students. Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native students scored higher, on average, than Black students.
- In 2005, White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander fourth-graders had higher average scores and higher percentages of students performing at or above Basic than in 1992. Also, average scores for Black and Hispanic fourth-graders increased between 2003 and 2005.
- White, Black, and Hispanic eighth-graders had higher average scores and higher percentages of students at or above Basic in 2005 than in 1992, but White eighth-graders had a lower average score and a lower percentage at or above Basic in 2005 than in 2003.
Learn more about the NAEP reporting groups on the NAEP website.
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