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NAEP - Expanded Population Estimate Grade 8 Reading

Comparison of change in average reading scores from 2003 to 2005 in the official NAEP reported sample and the full population estimates, grade 8: By state
State/jurisdiction Reported sample   Full population estimates (FPE)   Difference (reported minus FPE)
Alabama -1.2   -0.6   -0.5
Alaska 2.3 2.5 -0.1
Arizona -0.5 0.5 -1.0
Arkansas -0.3 -0.8 0.5
California -0.6 -0.4 -0.2
Colorado -2.8 -3.1 0.3
Connecticut -3.2 -3.2 0.0
Delaware 1.5 1.0 0.5
District of Columbia -0.5 0.0 -0.4
Florida -1.5 -1.4 -0.1
Georgia -0.8 -2.2 1.4
Hawaii -2.8 * -2.6 * -0.2
Idaho -0.1 0.1 -0.2
Illinois 1 -2.9 * -2.9 0.0
Indiana -3.8 * -4.1 * 0.3
Iowa -0.5 -0.7 0.2
Kansas 0.8 0.6 0.3
Kentucky -2.3 -2.8 0.5
Louisiana -0.8 -2.9 2.1
Maine 1.7 0.6 1.1
Maryland -0.8 -1.6 0.8
Massachusetts 0.8 -0.4 1.2
Michigan -3.2 -3.3 0.0
Minnesota 0.6 0.6 0.1
Mississippi -4.5 * -4.4 * -0.1
Missouri -2.7 -2.8 0.1
Montana -0.6 -0.9 0.3
Nebraska 1.1 1.8 -0.6
Nevada 0.6 -0.4 1.0
New Hampshire -1.1 -0.7 -0.4
New Jersey 1.6 0.7 1.0
New Mexico -0.6 -0.8 0.3
New York -0.2 0.0 -0.2
North Carolina -3.6 * -3.6 * 0.0
North Dakota 0.5 -0.5 1.0
Ohio 0.2 0.0 0.2
Oklahoma -2.1 -2.5 0.4
Oregon -0.9 -0.7 -0.1
Pennsylvania 2.6 1.6 1.0
Rhode Island 0.1 0.1 0.0
South Carolina -0.9 -0.8 -0.1
South Dakota -1.4 -1.7 0.3
Tennessee 1.0 -2.4 3.4
Texas -0.6 -0.2 -0.4
Utah -2.4 * -3.5 * 1.1
Vermont 1 -1.7 -2.2 * 0.5
Virginia -0.2 0.2 -0.4
Washington 0.2 -0.2 0.4
West Virginia -4.5 * -3.2 * -1.3
Wisconsin -0.2 -0.9 0.6
Wyoming 1.1 0.5 0.6
DoDEA 1, 2 -1.3   -2.0 * 0.7
* Statistically significant change.
1 The significance of the trend results from the officially reported sample for this jurisdiction would be different under the scenario.
Department of Defense Education Activity (overseas and domestic schools).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2003 and 2005 Reading Assessments.

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Last updated 13 October 2005 (JM)

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