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The Condition of Education 2014

Elementary and Secondary Education

Reading Performance

The average grade 8 reading score was higher in 2013 than in 2011 according to data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The average grade 4 reading score in 2013 was not measurably different from that in 2011.

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Average reading scale scores of 4th- and 8th-grade students: Selected years, 2003–13

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).