NAEP - Expanded Population Estimate Grade 4 Reading

Comparison of change in average reading scores from 2005 to 2007 in the reported NAEP estimate and the full population estimates, grade 4: By state
State/jurisdiction Reported estimate Full population estimates (FPE) Difference (reported
minus FPE)
Alabama 8.6 * 7.9 * 0.7
Alaska1 3.4 * 2.9   0.5
Arizona 2.4   2.4   0.0
Arkansas 0.0   -0.9   0.9
California 2.0   1.9   0.1
Colorado 0.1   0.0   0.1
Connecticut 1.5   1.0   0.5
DoDEA2 3.0 * 2.4 * 0.6
Delaware -0.8   -0.9   0.1
District of Columbia1 6.3 * 3.1   3.2
Florida 4.1 * 3.9 * 0.2
Georgia 4.5 * 3.5 * 1.0
Hawaii1 3.9 * 3.0   0.9
Idaho 1.5   1.1   0.4
Illinois 2.9   2.7   0.2
Indiana1 3.6 * 3.1   0.5
Iowa 4.1 * 4.6 * -0.5
Kansas1 4.2 * 3.6   0.6
Kentucky 2.5   2.8   -0.3
Louisiana -1.8   2.0   -3.8
Maine 1.0   0.5   0.5
Maryland1 4.8 * 3.2   1.6
Massachusetts 4.5 * 5.0 * -0.5
Michigan 1.9   2.5   -0.6
Minnesota -0.3   -1.4   1.1
Mississippi 3.4 * 4.4 * -1.0
Missouri -0.4   1.1   -1.5
Montana 2.1   1.8   0.3
Nebraska 1.5   1.2   0.3
Nevada1 3.6 * 2.3   1.3
New Hampshire 1.6   1.3   0.3
New Jersey 7.3 * 6.0 * 1.3
New Mexico1 4.8 * 3.7   1.1
New York 1.1   0.6   0.5
North Carolina 0.8   1.0   -0.2
North Dakota 1.5   -0.8   2.3
Ohio 3.1   1.4   1.7
Oklahoma 3.1   1.9   1.2
Oregon -1.9   -1.4   -0.5
Pennsylvania1 3.6 * 3.2   0.4
Rhode Island 2.3   1.5   0.8
South Carolina 0.6   1.8   -1.2
South Dakota 1.0   0.6   0.4
Tennessee 1.5   -0.4   1.9
Texas 0.9   0.4   0.5
Utah 0.0   -1.7   1.7
Vermont 1.4   -0.1   1.5
Virginia 1.3   2.5   -1.2
Washington 0.5   -1.1   1.6
West Virginia 0.4   2.5   -2.1
Wisconsin 2.2   1.8   0.4
Wyoming1 2.0 * 0.7   1.3
* Statistically significant change.
1 The significance of the trend results from the officially reported sample for this jurisdiction would be different under the scenario.
2 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), 2005 and 2007 Reading Assessments.

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Last updated 19 September 2007 (FW)