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Table: Reading Comparisons

January 04, 2005 1 min read

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Percentage of 4th grade students at or above “basic” and “proficient” in reading for charter and other public school students overall, and by student and school characteristics:

Percent at or above basic Percent at or above proficient
Characteristic Charter schools Other public schools Charter schools Other public schools
All students 58% 62% 27% 30%
Gender
Male
Female

55
60

58
65

24
29

26
33
Race/ethnicity
White
Black
Hispanic

73
37
45

74
39
43

39
12
17

39
12
14
Eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch
Eligible
Not eligible

39
72

45
76

12
38

15
41

Type of location
Central-city
Non-central-city

50
66

51
66

21
33

22
33

A version of this article appeared in the January 05, 2005 edition of Education Week as Reading Comparisons