NAEP - Average Reading Scale Scores in Relation to the NAEP Achievement Levels, by Average Number of Words Read Per Minute
Average reading scale scores in relation to the NAEP achievement levels, by average number of words read per minute, grade 4: 2002
- The average score (185) for participating students whose reading rate was less than 80 words per minute and the average score (207) for students whose reading rate was between 80 and 104 words per minute for the reading excerpt fell below the Basic achievement level.
- The average score (225) for students who read between 105 and 129 words per minute fell within the Basic achievement level.
- The average score (244) for students who read at least 130 words per minute fell within the Proficient achievement level.
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Last updated 03 November 2005 (JM)