AH-5.3.2 Increase the proportion of 8th grade students whose reading skills are at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of eighth graders scoring at the proficiency level or higher for grade level in the reading skills test administered by the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Number of eighth graders attending public or private schools
The proficient achievement level is one of three National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) achievement levels: basic, proficient, and advanced. Minimum cut-off scores are established for each achievement level by a standard setting process. The proficient achievement level represents solid academic performance for the grade level assessed.
The NAEP reading assessment measures the reading and comprehension skills of students in grades 4, 8, and 12 by asking them to read selected grade-appropriate passages and answer questions based on what they have read. The 2009 NAEP Reading Framework is based on the following definition of reading: Reading is an active and complex process that involves: understanding written text, developing and interpreting meaning, using meaning as appropriate to type of text, purpose, and situation.
Additional resources about the objective
The Nations Report Card…the official site for results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress