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District Reading Results by Race/Ethnicity

At grade 4, compared to students of the same race/ethnicity in large central city schools...

  • White students in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, the District of Columbia, and Houston had higher average scores. White students in Cleveland had a lower average score.
  • Black students in Boston, Charlotte, Houston, and New York City had higher average scores. Black students in Chicago, the District of Columbia, and Los Angeles had lower average scores. 
  • Hispanic students in Austin, Charlotte, and New York City had higher average scores.  Hispanic students in Los Angeles had a lower average score. 
  • Asian/Pacific Islander students in New York City had a higher average score.

At grade 8, compared to students of the same race/ethnicity in large central city schools…

  • White students in Austin, Charlotte, the District of Columbia, and Houston had higher average scores.
  • Black students in the District of Columbia had a lower average score.
  • Hispanic students in Chicago had a higher average score. Hispanic students in Los Angeles had a lower average score.
  • Asian/Pacific Islander students in Boston had a higher average score.
White-Black gap in average reading scores, grade 4 public schools: By urban district, various years, 2002–2005

White average score minus Black average score

White-Black gap in average reading scores, grade 4 public schools: By urban district, various years, 2002–2005

Score gaps

‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Some of the TUDA districts include a few public schools located outside of large central cities as defined by the Census Bureau (population of 250,000 or more within metropolitan areas). These schools are included in the category of "large central city" for all years, but were not included in previously published results. As a result, some numbers reported on this website may differ slightly from those reported earlier on the web and in print.
2 The district did not participate in 2002 or 2003.
NOTE: Score gaps are calculated based on differences between unrounded average scale scores.
DATA: View complete data with standard errors for scale scores in each district: AtlantaAustin,
BostonCharlotteChicagoClevelandDistrict of ColumbiaHoustonLos AngelesNew York City, and San Diego.

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