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NAEP - Percentage of Students, by Degree of Reading Accuracy When Only Counting Meaning-Change Errors

Percentage of students, by degree of reading accuracy when only counting meaning-change errors, grade 4: 2002

Percentage of students, by degree of accuracy when counting only meaning-change errors, Grade 4: 2002D-link

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2002 Oral Reading Study.

Major Findings

  • Approximately three-fourths (76 percent) of participating fourth-graders read the excerpt with four or fewer meaning-change errors. In other words, they read at least 98 percent of the words either exactly as in the printed text or with only non-meaning-change errors.additional information
  • Approximately, 17 percent read with between 5 and 10 meaning-change errors (95-97 percent accuracy).
  • Approximately 7 percent of the students read with 11 or more meaning-change errors.

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Last updated 01 November 2005 (JM)

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