Percentage of students, by gender and NAEP oral reading fluency scale level, grade 4: 2002.

Fluency levels: Nonfluent: Level 1 and Level 2. Fluent levels: Level 3 and Level 4.

Level 1: Males, 9 percent; Females, 6 percent.

Level 2: Males, 34 percent; Females, 29 percent.

Level 3: Males, 49 percent; Females, 52 percent.

Level 4: Males, 7 percent; Females, 12 percent