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Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 reading assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. Overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average score in 2009 to other states/jurisdictions, average scores for state/jurisdiction and nation (public), results for student groups in 2009, and score gaps for student groups are included. In 2009, the average score of fourth-grade students in Massachusetts was 234. This was higher than the average score of 220 for public school students in the nation. The average score for students in Massachusetts in 2009 (234) was not significantly different from their average score in 2007 (236) and was higher than their average score in 1992 (226). In 2009, the score gap between students in Massachusetts at the 75th percentile and students at the 25th percentile was 42 points. This performance gap was not significantly different from that of 1992 (39 points). The percentage of students in Massachusetts who performed at or above the NAEP "Proficient" level was 47 percent in 2009. This percentage was not significantly different from that in 2007 (49 percent) and was greater than that in 1992 (36 percent). The percentage of students in Massachusetts who performed at or above the NAEP "Basic" level was 80 percent in 2009. This percentage was not significantly different from that in 2007 (81 percent) and was greater than that in 1992 (74 percent). [For the main report, "The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2009. National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 4 and 8. NCES 2010-458," see ED508911.]

Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Elementary School Students, Ethnic Groups, Gender Differences, Grade 4, Low Income Groups, National Competency Tests, National Programs, Profiles, Public Schools, Racial Differences, Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Scores, Statistical Analysis, Time Perspective, Visual Aids

National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/









Author: National Center for Education Statistics

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5026&id=ED525390



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