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NAEP - Percentage of Students by Race/Ethnicity and Degree of Reading Accuracy

Percentage of students, by race/ethnicity and degree of reading accuracy, grade 4: 2002

Percentages of students, by race/ethnicity and degree of reading accuracy, Grade 4: 2002D-link

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Data for Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native categories of race/ethnicity are not given because sample sizes for them were insufficient.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2002 Oral Reading Study.

Major Finding

  • A higher percentage of participating White students than Black students read with at least 98 percent accuracy (38 percent compared to 23 percent), but the apparent difference between White students and Hispanic students (31 percent) who read with at least 98 percent accuracy was not found to be statistically significant.

Differences in students' performance on the 2002 reading assessment between demographic groups of students are discussed only if they have been determined to be statistically significant. The reader should bear in mind that the estimated average scale score for a student group does not reflect the entire range of performance within that group. Differences in student group performance cannot be ascribed solely to students' student group identification. Average student performance is affected by the interaction of a common set of educational, cultural, and social factors not discussed on these pages or addressed by NAEP assessments. Note that only three racial/ethnic students groups (White, Black, and Hispanic) were represented in the oral reading study in great enough numbers to report results for those students.

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Last updated 01 November 2005 (FW)