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Comparison of change in average reading scores from 2009 to 2011 in the reported NAEP estimate and the full population estimates, grade 8: By state
State/jurisdiction Reported estimate Full population estimates (FPE) Difference (reported
minus FPE)
Alabama 3.5   3.2   0.4
Alaska 1.8   2.2   -0.3
Arizona 2.6   3.5   -0.9
Arkansas 1.1   1.3   -0.2
California 2.3   2.3   0.0
Colorado 5.1 * 5.9 * -0.8
Connecticut 2.9 * 3.8 * -0.9
DoDEA2 -0.1   0.2   -0.3
Delaware 0.8   0.4   0.5
District of Columbia1 -0.4   4.2 * -4.7
Florida -2.2   -1.4   -0.8
Georgia 2.1   2.5   -0.3
Hawaii 2.4 * 2.5 * -0.1
Idaho 3.2 * 3.3 * -0.1
Illinois 1.1   2.1   -1.0
Indiana -1.0   0.2   -1.2
Iowa -0.3   1.7   -2.0
Kansas 0.5   1.9   -1.4
Kentucky 2.0   2.1   -0.1
Louisiana 1.4   1.8   -0.4
Maine1 2.2   2.7 * -0.6
Maryland1 3.9 * 5.1   -1.2
Massachusetts 1.8   1.4   0.4
Michigan1 3.3 * 2.6   0.7
Minnesota 0.4   0.4   0.0
Mississippi 2.5   2.8   -0.2
Missouri -0.1   0.6   -0.7
Montana 2.5 * 2.2 * 0.3
Nebraska 0.6   1.1   -0.5
Nevada 4.4 * 5.1 * -0.8
New Hampshire 1.3   1.4   0.0
New Jersey 2.4   1.9   0.5
New Mexico 1.7   2.2   -0.5
New York 1.4   2.6   -1.2
North Carolina 3.4 * 3.4 * 0.0
North Dakota -0.5   0.1   -0.6
Ohio -0.4   1.3   -1.7
Oklahoma 0.6   1.2   -0.6
Oregon -0.9   -0.4   -0.4
Pennsylvania -2.9   -2.9   -0.1
Rhode Island 5.2 * 6.5 * -1.2
South Carolina1 3.0   3.7 * -0.6
South Dakota -1.1   -0.8   -0.4
Tennessee -1.7   -0.7   -1.0
Texas 1.1   0.6   0.5
Utah 1.5   2.3   -0.8
Vermont 1.5   1.7   -0.1
Virginia 1.6   1.9   -0.2
Washington 0.7   0.7   0.0
West Virginia 1.3   1.6   -0.3
Wisconsin 1.4   2.6   -1.2
Wyoming 1.4   2.0   -0.6
* 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 (domestic and overseas schools).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2009 and 2011 Reading Assessments.

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Last updated 21 October 2011 (FW)
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