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Number of reading items, by purpose for reading and grade: 2005
Grade

Total
Reading for
literary
experience
Reading
to gain
information
Reading
to perform
a task
4 99 50 49
8 142 40 59 43
12 115 27 57 31
† The scale "reading to perform a task" was not assessed at grade 4.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2005 Reading Assessment.


Last updated 21 August 2008 (JL)

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