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NAEP - Average Reading Scale Scores in Relation to the NAEP Achievement Levels, by NAEP Oral Reading Fluency Scale Level

Average reading scale scores in relation to the NAEP achievement levels, by NAEP oral reading fluency scale level, grade 4: 2002

Average reading scale scores in relation to the achievement levels, by NAEP fluency scale level, Grade 4: 2002D-link

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

  • Students who were categorized as level 4 readers (the highest fluency category in the NAEP fluency scale) had an average score that placed them in the Proficient achievement-level range.
  • Level 3 readers had an average score that placed them within the Basic achievement-level range.
  • Those students who were rated as "nonfluent" (levels 2 and 1 on the NAEP fluency scale) had average scores that were below Basic.
  • The average score of level 2 readers on the fluency scale (207) was one point below the Basic cut point of 208.

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Last updated 01 November 2005 (FW)

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