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Classroom Context: Number of Pages Read


As part of the 2009 reading assessment, fourth- and eighth-graders were asked about the number of pages they read in school and for homework each day. The full text of the question, corresponding percentages, and average scores of students who responded in each category are below.

About how many pages a day do you have to read in school and for homework?

A. 5 or fewer
B. 6–10
C. 11–15
D. 16–20
E. More than 20

Grade 4
Grade 8

Fourth-graders in large city schools who read five or fewer pages per day (198) scored lower than those who read more pages in school and for homework (206, 214, 215, and 218 respectively).

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