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Eighth grade reading achievement levels in United States

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Eighth grade public school students’ reading achievement levels, as measured and defined by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

For a more detailed description of achievement levels see: Public schools include charter schools and exclude Bureau of Indian Education schools and Department of Defense Education Activity schools.

Data Source

U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  Available online at


Updated November 2022.
S – NAEP reporting standards not met.
N.A. – Data not available.
A 90 percent confidence interval file may be found at Eighth grade reading achievement levels.

Last Updated

November 2022