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ERIC Number: ED525544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 105
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2011. National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 4 and 8. NCES 2012-457
National Center for Education Statistics
This report presents results of the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading at grades 4 and 8. Nationally representative samples of 213,100 fourth-graders and 168,200 eighth-graders participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading. At each grade, students responded to questions designed to measure their reading comprehension across two types of texts: literary and informational. The results from the 2011 assessment are compared to those from previous years, showing how students' performance in reading has changed over time. Findings reveal: (1) Students' reading comprehension unchanged from 2009 at grade 4, and improves at grade 8; (2) Higher percentage of eighth-graders perform at or above "Proficient" than in 2009; and (3) Scores in 12 states higher than in 2009 at grade 4 or 8 and lower in 2 states. Appendix tables are included. (Contains 36 figures and 44 tables.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress; United States
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED544216