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Sample questions in reading

 Grade 4
Grade 8
Test Yourself...then see how students responded to the same questions on NAEP.

The following grade 4 multiple-choice question assesses students' ability to understand the meaning of a word in the context of a fictional story. See the full text of the grade 4 reading passage.

The percentages below indicate how each jurisdiction performed on the question.


Percentage of responses rated

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View this question, at score 250, on a map of NAEP reading items.

Learn more about what the reading assessment measures.

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

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