Percentage of students, by gender and degree of reading accuracy, grade 4: 2002.

Number of errors and percent of words read accurately (in parentheses).

0 to 4 errors (100 to 98 percent): male is 32 percent; female is 37 percent.

5 to 10 errors (97 to 95 percent): male is 39 percent; female is 40 percent.

11 to 20 errors (94 to 90 percent): male is 21 percent; female is 17 percent.

21 or more errors (less than 90 percent): male is 7 percent; female is 6 percent.