NAEP 2003 Reading Results

 

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

 

Idaho State Department of Education

Average Scale Score
  • In 2003, Idaho fourth graders had a reading average scale score (218) that was not significantly different from the nation (217).
  • In 2003, Idaho eighth graders had a reading average scale score (264) that was higher than the nation (261).
  • In 2003, Idaho fourth graders both scored higher than the nation on the reading for literary experience strand but were not significantly different from the nation on reading for information.
  • In 2003, Idaho eighth graders scores higher than the nation on all three reading strands (reading for literary experience, for information, and to perform a task).
Percent At or Above Basic 

Grade Level Performance  ≈ NAEP Basic ≈ Idaho Proficient

  • In 2003, 64 percent of Idaho fourth graders scored at or above Basic in reading, which was not significantly different from the nation (62 percent).
  • In 2003, 76 percent of Idaho eighth graders scored at or above Basic in reading, which was higher than the nation (72 percent).
Idaho Snapshots: Reading 2003
Idaho Fact Sheets: Reading