NAEP 2011 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 2011 [ Grades 4 and 8 ]
National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB)
Reading Framework 2011 and Test Item Specifications 2009

Idaho State Department of Education

NAEP 2011 in the News
  SDE News Release and Superintendent's E-Newsletter
  News Stories about Idaho Reading Results
  IES Newsflash - NAEP 2011 Reading Release
Reading -- Average Scale Score
  • In 2011, the average reading score for fourth-grade students in Idaho was 221. This was not significantly different from the average of fourth graders in the nation’s public schools (220).
  • In 2011, the average reading score for eighth-grade students in Idaho was 268. This was higher than the average of eighth grade students the nation’s public schools (264).
Reading -- At or Above Basic
  • In 2011, the percentage of Idaho's fourth-grade students who performed at or above NAEP Basic in reading was 69 percent. This was greater than their counterparts in the nation’s public schools (65 percent).
  • In 2011, the percentage of Idaho's eighth-grade students who scored at or above NAEP Basic in reading was 81 percent. This was greater than their counterparts in the nation’s public schools (75 percent).
Reading Strand Results -- Average Scale Score and Percentile Rank

NAEP 2011 Reading Strand Results

Strand -- Average Scale Score

  • In 2011, Idaho fourth graders had an average scale score of 221 for reading literary text. This was not significantly different from the average for fourth graders in the nation's public schools (220).
  • n 2011, Idaho fourth graders had an average scale score of 222 for reading informational text. This was not significantly different from the average for fourth graders in the nation's public schools (222).
  • In 2011, Idaho eighth graders had an average scale score of 267 for reading literary text. This was higher than the average for eighth graders in the nation's public schools (262).
  • In 2011, Idaho eighth graders had an average scale score of 269 for reading informational text. This was higher than the average for eighth graders in the nation's public schools (265).

Strand -- Percentile Rank

NOTE: No statistical significance is attached to "higher" when using and reporting percentile ranks.

  • On NAEP 2011 reading literary text, the average fourth-grade student in Idaho scored higher than 50 percent of the fourth graders in the nation's public schools.
  • On NAEP 2011 reading informational text, the average fourth-grade student in Idaho scored higher than 51 percent of the fourth graders in the nation's public schools.
  • On NAEP 2011 reading literary text, the average eighth-grade student in Idaho scored higher than 55 percent of the eighth graders in the nation's public schools.
  • On NAEP 2011 reading informational text, the average eighth-grade student in Idaho scored higher than 54 percent of the eighth graders in the nation's public schools.
Idaho Reading Snapshots
Idaho, Her Neighbors, and the Nation - Box Plots [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
States with Similar Per-Pupil Instructional Spending [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
Idaho and National Demographic Groups [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
Reading Cross-State Comparison Maps: Average Scale Score [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
Reading Cross-State Comparison Maps: At or Above NAEP Basic [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
Reading Cross-State Summary of States Higher, Same or Lower, 2003-2011 [Grades 4 and 8 ]
Idaho Charter and Non-Charter Schools- Average Scores [ Grades 4 and 8 ]
Charter Schools in Idaho, the West, and the Nation - Box Plots [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
Simpson's Paradox and Idaho's Reading Results [ Grade 4 ] [ Grade 8 ]
Idaho Reading Fact Sheets
Change in Reading Achievement in Idaho [ 2009 to 2011 ]
NAEP 2011 Reading Results for State Title I Report Card [ Grades 4 and 8 ]
NAEP vs ISAT Trends 2003 to 2011 for Reading and Mathematics, All Students [ Grades 4 and 8 ]

 

Noteworthy Reading Gains for Idaho's Grade 8 Students

Idaho was one of ten states where eighth-graders scored significantly higher in 2011 than in 2009.

Idaho was one of ten states in the NAEP 2011 assessment where eighth-grade students enjoyed a higher reading score in 2011 than in 2009.

The percentage of male students in Idaho who scored at or above NAEP Basic (i.e., grade level) for reading jumped significantly from 71 percent in 2009 to 78 percent in 2011.  The percentage of Idaho's eighth-grade female students, however, remained constant with 83 percent in 2009 and 84 percent in 2011.

The percentage of eighth-grade Hispanic students in Idaho who scored at or above NAEP Basic (i.e., grade level) for reading jumped significantly from 50 percent in 2009 to 67 percent in 2011.  The percentage of Idaho's eighth-grade White students, however, remained constant with 82 percent in 2009 and 84 percent in 2011.

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