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Figure 17-1.

Percentage of students scoring at or above the Proficient level of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessments, by grade, race/ethnicity, and sex: 2011


Percentage of students scoring at or above  the <em>Proficient </em>level of the National Assessment of  Educational  Progress  (NAEP) reading assessments, by grade, race/ethnicity, and sex: 2011

1 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the figure.
NOTE: NAEP achievement levels define what students should know and be able to do. Proficient represents solid academic performance. Students reaching this level have demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter. NAEP reports data on student race/ethnicity based on information obtained from school rosters. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2011 Reading Assessment, NAEP Data Explorer.