NAEP 2011 Reading Results: 8th Grade

In 2007, Iowa had an average scale score of 267.  Only three states had significantly higher scores and eighteen states had scores that were not significantly different than Iowa’s score.

In 2009, Iowa’s average scale score was 265.  Thirteen states had scores that were significantly higher and twenty states had scores that were not significantly different than Iowa’s score.

In 2011, Iowa’s average scale score is 265 and eighteen states have scores that are significantly higher:

  • Connecticut (275),
  • Massachusetts (275),
  • New Jersey (275),
  • Vermont (274),
  • Montana (273),
  • New Hampshire (272),
  • Colorado (271),
  • Maryland (271),
  • Maine (270),
  • Minnesota (270),
  • Wyoming (270),
  • Kentucky (269),
  • North Dakota (269),
  • South Dakota (269),
  • Idaho (268),
  • Nebraska (268),
  • Ohio (268), and
  • Washington (268).

Fifteen states have scores that are not significantly different than Iowa’s: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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