The average scale score in 8th-grade reading on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress was 267 on a 500-point scale, up from 265 in 2015. There was no significant score change in 2017 compared to 2015 in 4th-grade math, 4th-grade reading, and 8th-grade math. Learn more about the 2017 NAEP results and what they mean for the state of U.S. education by reading blogs by experts Paul E. Peterson, Susanna Loeb, Morgan Polikoff, and C. Kirabo Jackson.

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Last updated April 12, 2018