NAEP 2013 Reading Results: 4th Grade

In 2007, Iowa’s average scale score was 225.  Only four states had scores that were significantly higher and twenty-one states had scores that were not significantly different than Iowa’s scores.

In 2009, Iowa’s average scale score was significantly lower than the 2007 score at 221.  Twelve states had scores that were significantly higher and twenty states had scores that were not significantly different than Iowa’s scores.

In 2011, Iowa’s average scale score was 221. Sixteen states had scores that were significantly higher and eighteen states had scores that were not significantly different than Iowa’s score.

In 2013, Iowa has an average scale score of 224 and eight states have scores that are significantly higher:

  • Maryland (232)
  • Massachusetts (232
  • New Hampshire (232)
  • Connecticut (230)
  • New Jersey (229)
  • Virginia (229)
  • Vermont (228), and
  • Florida (227)

Twenty-one states have scores that are not significantly different than Iowa’s: Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

NAEP at or above proficiency: 38%

NAEP at or above basic: 72%

Iowa proficiency: 78% for the 2010-2012 biennium (reported on page 115 of the 2012 Annual Condition of Education Report).

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