|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 ]|
|NAEP Reading 2009 Framework and Test Item Specifications|
|State Department of Education News Release (Blog)|
|News Stories about Idaho Reading Results|
|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 ]|
|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 ]|
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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