* Value is significantly different (p< .05) from the value for the same jurisdiction and student group in 2009.
1 Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment.
2 The unclassified category includes students whose school-reported race/ethnicity was "other" or unavailable, or was missing, and whose race/ethnicity category could not be determined from self-reported information.
NOTE: The NAEP grade 4 reading scale ranges from 0 to 500. Achievement levels correspond to the following points on the NAEP reading scales: below Basic, 207 or lower; Basic, 208–237; Proficient, 238–267; and Advanced, 268 and above. At or above Basicincludes Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. At or above Proficient includes Proficientand Advanced. Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, and Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of
Educational Progress (NAEP), various years, 1992–2009 Reading Assessments.
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NAEP 2009 Reading Report for Massachusetts (Embargoed) Grade 8 Scale Score Results by Race/Ethnicity In 2009, White students in Massachusetts had an average scale score that was higher than the scores of
Black and Hispanic students, but not significantly different from the score of Asian/Pacific Islander students.
Massachusetts were not significantly different from their respective scores in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, and
In 2009, Black students in Massachusetts had an average score that was lower than that of White students by
27 points. In 1998, the average score for Black students was lower than that of White students by 27 points.
In 2009, Hispanic students in Massachusetts had an average score that was lower than that of White students by 28 points. In 1998, the average score for Hispanic students was lower than that of White students by 32 points.
Grade 8 Achievement-Level Results by Race/Ethnicity
In Massachusetts in 2009, the percentage of White students performing at or above Proficientwas greater than the corresponding percentages of Black and Hispanic students, but not significantly different from the percentage of Asian/Pacific Islander students.
In 2009, the percentages of White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander students in Massachusetts performing at or above Proficientwere not significantly different from the percentages of their respective peers in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007.
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NAEP 2009 Reading Report for Massachusetts (Embargoed)
The Nation's Report Card 2009 State Assessment
Percentage of eighth-grade public school students, average scale score, and percentage at or above achievement levels in NAEP reading, by race/ethnicity, year, and jurisdiction: Various years, 1998–