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ERIC Number: ED537785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Is Iowa Educationally Competitive? Children and Iowa's Economic Future--March 2010 Update on NAEP Reading Scores. Iowa Kids Count Special Report Update
Child and Family Policy Center
In January, 2010, Iowa Kids Count produced a special report that showed long-term trends in Iowa student reading and mathematics scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the only source for comparative state information on student achievement. The January report showed a decline in Iowa's ranking since 1992, when the first NAEP scores were reported, with Iowa ranking in the bottom third of states among its White student population. On March 24th, 2010, the National Center for Education Statistics released the 2009 NAEP reading scores for both 4th and 8th grade. The NAEP scores on fourth grading reading show Iowa's continuous decline relative to other states (except for an upturn in 2007). Eighth grade reading scores only are available for the years from 2003 to 2009 for Iowa, but they are consistent with the fourth grading reading scores in terms of Iowa's rankings and trend lines. (Contains 2 tables.)
Child and Family Policy Center. 505 5th Avenue Suite 404, Des Moines, IA 50309. Tel: 515-280-9027; Fax: 515-244-8997; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child and Family Policy Center
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress