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Average Scale Scores and Achievement-Level Results in Reading for Students With Disabilities

  • Fourth-grade students with disabilities (SD) who could be assessed had a higher average score and a higher percentage at or above Basic in 2005 than in 2003 and 1998.
  • Eighth-grade students with disabilities had a higher average score in 2005 than in 2003, but the apparent increase between 2005 and 1998 was not statistically significant. In addition, the percentage of eighth-graders with disabilities who performed at or above Basic in 2005 was not significantly different from 2003 or 1998.
Average scale scores in reading, by students with and without disabilities, grade 8: Various years, 1998-2005

Average scale scores in reading, by students with and without disabilities, grade 8: Various years, 1998-2005

* Significantly different from 2005.
NOTE: SD = students with disabilities. View complete data with standard errors for grade 8.

Learn more about the NAEP reporting groups on the NAEP website.

View information about the percentages of students with disabilities identified, excluded, and assessed at the national level.

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