Average scale scores and percentages for grade 4 reading, by read for fun on your own time and jurisdiction: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, and 2002
YearJurisdictionNever or hardly everOnce or twice a monthOnce or twice a weekAlmost every day
Average scale scorePercentageAverage scale scorePercentageAverage scale scorePercentageAverage scale scorePercentage
— Not available.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
DoDEA NOTE: DoDEA = Department of Defense Education Activity. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant.
NOTE: The NAEP Reading scale ranges from 0 to 500. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. Analyze results with NAEP Data Explorer.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011 Reading Assessments.
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2011 Arizona20615209152112621844
2011 Arkansas20617208132182322247
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2011 Kansas20916215142242523245
2011 Kentucky21618221162252623140
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2011 Montana21113213132242323351
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2011 New York21012214142222522948
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2011 Wyoming21114218142222223051
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2009 Kentucky21317222152272823240
2009 Louisiana20118202162082621240
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2009 Michigan20415213162192422446
2009 Minnesota21013211152212423347
2009 Mississippi20518208152102421444
2009 Missouri21318216142232423244
2009 Montana21213218132222323151
2009 Nebraska20814215142212423049
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2009 New Jersey22314224172292723442
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2009 North Carolina21118211142202522642
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2009 Rhode Island20916217142232623045
2009 South Carolina20718211162182422241
2009 South Dakota20815215142232522946
2009 Tennessee20717212152192822140
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2009 Utah20915207132192222650
2009 Vermont21416217152282423846
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2009 West Virginia20320212182162622235
2009 Wisconsin20614209152202422848
2009 Wyoming21115212122222323050
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2007 Alabama21021215152202521838
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2007 Arizona20318204162122721438
2007 Arkansas20920214132202322043
2007 California20017201152112621342
2007 Colorado21515214142262622945
2007 Connecticut21317222142272623643
2007 Delaware21617222162252923139
2007 District of Columbia18613192152002820144
2007 DoDEA21815225142302523445
2007 Florida21518220152262822839
2007 Georgia21019216162202822437
2007 Hawaii20617208192162721937
2007 Idaho21217217132252222848
2007 Illinois21017213162232722441
2007 Indiana21020216172232623037
2007 Iowa21215215152292623044
2007 Kansas21418221162272723040
2007 Kentucky21222217172262722935
2007 Louisiana20022206172102721033
2007 Maine21317219142272523243
2007 Maryland21317215162272823339
2007 Massachusetts22315229152342624444
2007 Michigan20918213152232522741
2007 Minnesota21214219132222723346
2007 Mississippi20322207152122620937
2007 Missouri21218213162242722640
2007 Montana21515221122282523247
2007 Nebraska21217217152232422945
2007 Nevada20419207162122421540
2007 New Hampshire21416222142302723744
2007 New Jersey22014225182293023838
2007 New Mexico20418209152152421543
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2007 North Carolina20920216142202522341
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2007 South Dakota21114216152242622945
2007 Tennessee20821213162182722035
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2007 Utah20916216142222322846
2007 Vermont21317220132292423646
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2003 Kentucky20719213162212622639
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2003 Mississippi19618202152062521141
2003 Missouri21115216162242522844
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2003 Nevada19917197152102321344
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2002 Kansas20818215132232422945
2002 Kentucky20920215142202522542
2002 Louisiana19818203172102621138
2002 Maine21116215142252423247
2002 Maryland20513204142182722545
2002 Massachusetts21910221132322724150
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