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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010


Figure 11.1c.

Percentage distribution of 12th-grade students at National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading achievement levels, by race/ethnicity: 2005


Percentage distribution of 12th-grade students at National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading achievement levels, by race/ethnicity: 2005

! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
NOTE: Achievement levels are performance standards showing what students should know and be able to do. Basic denotes partial mastery of knowledge and skills that are fundamental for Proficient work at a given grade. (Below Basic, therefore, denotes less than this level of achievement.) Proficient represents solid academic performance. Students reaching this level have demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter. Advanced signifies superior performance. NAEP reports data on student race/ethnicity based on information obtained from school rosters. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. The NAEP assessment was not administered to grade 12 in 2007. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2005 Reading Assessment, NAEP Data Explorer.

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