NAEP 2007 Reading Results

 

The Nation's Report Card

National Center for Education Statistics
National Assessment Governing Board

 

Idaho State Department of Education

Average Scale Score
  • In 2007, Idaho fourth graders had a reading average scale score (223) that was higher than the nation (220).
  • In 2007, Idaho eighth graders had a reading average scale score (265) that was higher than the nation (261).
  • In 2007, Idaho fourth and eighth graders both scored higher than the nation on all reading strands (reading for literary experience, reading for information, and reading to perform a task).
Percent At or Above Basic

(Grade Level Performance ≈ NAEP Basic ≈ ISAT proficient)

  • In 2007, 70 percent of Idaho fourth graders scored at or above Basic in reading, which was higher than their national peers (66 percent).
  • In 2007, 78 percent of Idaho eighth graders scored at or above Basic in reading, which was higher than their national peers (73 percent).
Idaho Snapshots: Reading 2007
  • Idaho and the Northwestern States [Grade 4] [Grade 8]
  • Idaho and States with Similar Per-Pupil Spending [Grade 4] [Grade 8]
  • Idaho Demographic Groups, Achievement Levels [Grade 4] [Grade 8]
  • Idaho and National Demographic Groups, Mean Scale Scores [Grade 4] [Grade 8]
  • Reading Cross-State Comparisons, Mean Scale Scores [Grade 4] [Grade 8]
  • Reading & Mathematics Together, Idaho and Nation, Achievement Levels, [Grades 4 and 8]
  • States Higher, Same As, or Lower than Idaho in 2003, 2005 and 2007, [Grades 4 and 8]
Idaho Fact Sheets:  Reading
  • Idaho and Nation, Reading Trends from 1992 thru 2007, All Students [Grades 4 and 8]
  • Idaho and Nation, Reading 2003 and 2007, Demographic Groups [Grades 4 and 8]
  • Idaho Gaps and Changes in Gaps in Selected Groups, 2003 to 2007, [Grades 4 and 8]

 

Reading 2007 in Idaho: Simpson's Paradox

 

Using Idaho reading scores in 2007 to illustrate Simpson's Paradox
Results from the NAEP 2007 reading assessment of fourth graders:

  • Idaho's White students (81% of Idaho's students, 227) scored lower than the nation's White students (56% of the nation's students, 230).
  • Idaho's Hispanic students (13%, 204) were not different from the nation's Hispanic students (20%, 204).
  • Idaho's "other" students (5%) averaged 216 while the nation's "other" students (24%) averaged 210. No statistical comparison was available via the NAEP Data Explorer.
  • Idaho's students (100%, 223) scored higher than the nation's students (100%, 220).

The "total average score" for all students depends not only on the average scores of the ethnic groups (center of the circle), but also on the proportion of students in each ethnic group (area of the circle).