The average reading score for male eighth-graders was higher in 2009 than in 1992 and in 2007. The score in 2009 for female eighth-graders was not significantly different when compared to 1992 or 2007.
Read specific descriptions of what eighth-graders should know and be able to do at the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced
reading achievement levels.
Read more information on how to interpret NAEP reading results, including how each student group is defined.