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Four out of the six districts that participated in the 2002 assessment posted higher scores in 2007 at grade 4.

 Grade 4
Grade 8

Trend in average scores for fourth-grade public school students in NAEP reading, by jurisdiction

Trend in fourth-grade NAEP reading average scores, by jurisdiction


  • Average scores in Atlanta and the District of Columbia increased in 2007 over all previous years.
  • Average scores in Houston decreased in 2007 when compared to 2005.
  • Average scores in New York and Chicago increased in 2007 when compared to 2002.

1 District did not participate in 2002 and/or 2003.
* Significantly different (p < .05) from 2007.
NOTE: View complete data with standard errors in districts and the nation or in large central cities.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), various years, 2002–2007 Trial Urban District Reading Assessments.

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