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Trends in Reading and Math: 1971-2004

July 14, 2005 1 min read
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Trends in average reading scale scores for students ages 9, 13, and 17: 1971–2004

* Significantly different from 2004.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), selected years, 1971–2004 Long-Term Trend Reading Assessments

Trends in average reading scale scores for students ages 9, 13, and 17: 1971–2004

Trends in average mathematics scale scores for students ages 9, 13, and 17: 1973–2004

* Significantly different from 2004.
NOTE: Dashed lines represent extrapolated data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), selected years, 1973–2004 Long-Term Trend Mathematics Assessments

Trends in average mathematics scale scores for students ages 9, 13, and 17: 1973–2004

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