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‡ Reporting standards not met.

* 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 8 reading scale ranges from 0 to 500. Achievement levels correspond to the following points on the NAEP reading scales: below Basic, 242 or lower; Basic, 243–280; Proficient, 281–322; and Advanced, 323 and above. At or above Basic includes Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. At or above Proficient includes Proficient and 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, 1998–2009 Reading Assessments.


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NAEP 2009 Reading Report for Massachusetts (Embargoed)
Gender
Information on student gender is reported by the student's school when rosters of the students eligible to be assessed are submitted to NAEP.
Tables 4-A and 4-B show average scale scores and achievement-level data for public school students at grades 4 and 8 in Massachusetts and the nation, by gender.
Grade 4 Scale Score Results by Gender

 In 2009, male students in Massachusetts had an average score in reading (231) that was lower than that of female students (236). In 1992, male students in Massachusetts had an average score in reading (225) that was not significantly different from that of female students (227).

 In 2009, male students in Massachusetts had an average scale score in reading (231) that was higher than that of male students in public schools across the nation (216). Similarly, female students in Massachusetts had an average scale score (236) that was higher than that of female students across the nation (223).

In Massachusetts, the average scale score of male students in 2009 was higher than the scores of male students in 1992, 1994, 1998, and 2003, but not significantly different from the scores of male students in

2002, 2005, and 2007.

 In Massachusetts, the average scale score of female students in 2009 was higher than the scores of female students in 1992, 1994, 1998, and 2003, but not significantly different from the scores of female students in

2002, 2005, and 2007.

Grade 4 Achievement-Level Results by Gender

 In the 2009 assessment, 45 percent of male students and 50 percent of female students performed at or above Proficient in Massachusetts. The difference between these percentages was not statistically significant.

 The percentage of male students in Massachusetts' public schools who were at or above Proficient in 2009 (45 percent) was greater than that of male students in the nation (28 percent).

 The percentage of female students in Massachusetts' public schools who were at or above Proficient in 2009

(50 percent) was greater than that of female students in the nation (35 percent).

 In Massachusetts, the percentage of male students performing at or above Proficient in 2009 was greater than the corresponding percentages of students in 1992, 1994, 1998, and 2003, but not significantly different from the corresponding percentages of students in 2002, 2005, and 2007.

 In Massachusetts, the percentage of female students performing at or above Proficient in 2009 was greater than the corresponding percentages of students in 1992, 1994, 1998, and 2003, but not significantly different from the corresponding percentages of students in 2002, 2005, and 2007.

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NAEP 2009 Reading Report for Massachusetts (Embargoed)

Table

4-A

The Nation's Report Card 2009 State Assessment

















































































































































































































































































































Percentage of fourth-grade public school students, average scale score, and percentage at or above achievement levels in NAEP reading, by gender, year, and jurisdiction: Various years, 1992–2009





Gender, year, and jurisdiction


Percentage of students

Average scale score


Below

Basic

At or above Basic

At or above Proficient


At

Advanced

Male

19921 Nation (public) Massachusetts

19941 Nation (public)

Massachusetts

19981 Nation (public) Massachusetts

1998 Nation (public)

Massachusetts

2002 Nation (public) Massachusetts

2003 Nation (public)

Massachusetts

2005 Nation (public) Massachusetts

2007 Nation (public) Massachusetts

2009 Nation (public) Massachusetts


Female

19921 Nation (public) Massachusetts

19941 Nation (public)

Massachusetts

19981 Nation (public) Massachusetts

1998 Nation (public)

Massachusetts

2002 Nation (public) Massachusetts

2003 Nation (public)

Massachusetts

2005 Nation (public) Massachusetts

2007 Nation (public)

Massachusetts

2009 Nation (public) Massachusetts


51

50



51

50

50



48

50

48



51

51

51



53

50

51



50

50

51



50
49

50

49



50

50

52



50

52

49



49

49

47



50

49

50



50

49

50


211


225

207


221

212


221

210


219

214


231

213

225

214


230

216


233

216


231
219

227


218

226


218

229


215

226


220

237


220

231


220

233


223

238


223

236

44

27

47



33

43

30



45

33

41



23

42

29



41

24

38



21

38

23


35

25

36



28

36

24



40

27

35



17

35

24



34

21

31



17

31

17


56

73



53

67

57



70

55

67



59

77

58



71

59

76



62

79

62



77
65

75

64



72

64

76



60

73

65



83

65

76



66

79

69

83

69

83


24

34



24

33

27



31

25

31



26

43

26



38

27

42



29

46

28



45
30

38

32



39

31

42



30

39

33



52

33

43



33

45

35



52

35

50


5

5



6

7

6



5

5

5



5

11

6



8

6

11



6

14

6



12
7

8

8



9

7

10



7

10

8



16

8

13



8

13

9



18

9

15



* 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.

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 Basic includes Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. At or above Proficient includes Proficient and Advanced. 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 Gender

 In 2009, male students in Massachusetts had an average score in reading (269) that was lower than that of female students (279). In 1998, male students in Massachusetts had an average score in reading (264) that was lower than that of female students (274).

 In 2009, male students in Massachusetts had an average scale score in reading (269) that was higher than that of male students in public schools across the nation (258). Similarly, female students in Massachusetts

had an average scale score (279) that was higher than that of female students across the nation (267).

 In Massachusetts, the average scale score of male students in 2009 was higher than the score of male students in 1998, but not significantly different from the scores of male students in 2002, 2003, 2005, and

2007.


 In Massachusetts, the average scale score of female students in 2009 was higher than the score of female students in 1998, but not significantly different from the scores of female students in 2002, 2003, 2005, and

2007.

Grade 8 Achievement-Level Results by Gender

 In the 2009 assessment, 37 percent of male students and 49 percent of female students performed at or above Proficient in Massachusetts. The difference between these percentages was statistically significant.

 The percentage of male students in Massachusetts' public schools who were at or above Proficient in 2009 (37 percent) was greater than that of male students in the nation (26 percent).

 The percentage of female students in Massachusetts' public schools who were at or above Proficient in 2009 (49 percent) was greater than that of female students in the nation (35 percent).

 In Massachusetts, the percentage of male students performing at or above Proficient in 2009 was greater than the percentage of students in 1998, but not significantly different from the corresponding percentages of

students in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007.

 In Massachusetts, the percentage of female students performing at or above Proficient in 2009 was not significantly different from the corresponding percentages of students in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007.



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NAEP 2009 Reading Report for Massachusetts (Embargoed)





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