Percentage distribution of 4th-grade students at National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading achievement levels, by race/ethnicity: 2007
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. 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), 2007 Reading Assessment, NAEP Data Explorer.