NAEP 2013 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 was 265. Eighteen states had scores that were significantly higher and fifteen states had scores that were not significantly different than Iowa’s score.

In 2013, Iowa has an average scale score of 269 and nine states have scores that are significantly higher:

  • Massachusetts (277)
  • New Jersey (276)
  • Connecticut (274)
  • Maryland (274)
  • New Hampshire (274)
  • Vermont (274)
  • Montana (272)
  • Pennsylvania (272), and
  • Washington (272)

Nineteen states have scores that are not significantly different than Iowa’s: Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

NAEP at or above proficiency: 37%

NAEP at or above basic: 81%

Iowa proficiency: 70.5% for the 2010-2012 biennium (reported on page 122 of the 2012 Annual Condition of Education Report).

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