NAEP 2009 Reading Results for Idaho

The Nation's Report Card

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Reading Snapshot Reports for Idaho [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
Reading State Report for Idaho [ Grades 4 and 8 ] [ Appendix ]
The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2009 [ Grades 4 and 8 ]
National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB)
NAEP Reading 2009 Framework and Test Item Specifications

Idaho State Department of Education

NAEP Reading in the News
State Department of Education News Release (Blog)
News Stories about Idaho Reading Results
Reading Average Score
  • In 2009, the average reading score for fourth grade students in Idaho was 221. This was not significantly different from that of fourth graders across the nation (220).
  • In 2009, the average reading score for eighth grade students in Idaho was 265. This was higher than that of eighth grade students across the nation (262). 
Reading Strand Results
  • In 2009 the average score for fourth graders in Idaho was 222 for literary text. This was not significantly different from that of fourth graders across the nation (221).
  • In 2009 the average score for fourth graders in Idaho was 220 for informational text. This was not significantly different from that of fourth graders across the nation (218).
  • In 2009 the average score for eighth graders in Idaho was 265 for literary text. This was higher than that of fourth graders across the nation (261).
  • In 2009 the average score for eighth graders in Idaho was 265 for informational text. This was not significantly different from that of eighth graders across the nation (264).
Reading Percent At or Above Basic
  • In 2009, the percentage of Idaho's fourth grade students who performed at or above NAEP Basic in reading was 69 percent. This was greater than the percentage of the nation's fourth grade public school students who performed at or above Basic (66 percent).
  • In 2009, the percentage of Idaho's eighth grade students who performed at or above NAEP Basic in reading was 77 percent. This was greater than the percentage of the nation's eighth grade public school students who performed at or above Basic (74 percent).
Idaho Reading Snapshots
Idaho and Northwestern States [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
States with Similar Per-Pupil Instructional Spending [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
Idaho and National Demographic Groups [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
Cross-State Comparison Maps: Average Scale Score [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
Cross-State Comparison Maps: At or Above NAEP Basic (Grade Level Expectations) [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
Cross-State Summary of States Higher, Same or Lower, 2003-2009 [Grades 4 and 8 ]
Achievement Gaps (Hispanic & White Students), Idaho vs. Nation [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
Idaho Reading Fact Sheets
Reading Achievement Growth in Idaho [ 2003 to 2009 ] [ 2007 to 2009 ]
Reading Trends for Idaho and Nation from 2002 to 2009 [ Grades 4 and 8 ]
NAEP 2009 Reading Results for Title I Report Cards [ Grades 4 and 8 ]

Context: Parent Education and Reading  Performance

The NAEP reading assessment for the eighth grade used multiple-choice and constructed-response items to examine student knowledge and skills when reading grade-appropriate literary and informational texts.  Scores range from zero (0) to 500, where 243 is Basic (i.e., meets grade-level expectations), 281 is Proficient, and 323 is Advanced.

NAEP reports outs results organized around a variety of contextual variables. These results do NOT demonstrate cause and effect between the variable and student achievement.  They do, however,  provide a context for understanding the results.  Among the variables at the eighth grade is the "level of parent education", as illustrated below. 

The average scale score is shown for each level of parent education. On the NAEP 2009 reading assessment, the average scores for all four of the eighth grade subgroups defined by "level of parent education" fell in the Basic performance category (i.e., the scores indicated that all four groups, on average, performed at grade-level on the 2009 reading test).

 

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