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Fourth grade reading achievement levels

United States

Filters: (Below basic, At or above basic, Below proficient, At or above proficient, Percent) - 2015

Data Provided by: National KIDS COUNT Program

U.S. National Level
Year Achievement Level Value
2015 Below basic 32%
At or above basic 68%
Below proficient 65%
At or above proficient 35%
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Definitions: Fourth grade public school students’ reading achievement levels, as measured and defined by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading test. More...

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

Footnotes: Updated November 2015.
S – NAEP reporting standards not met.
N.A. – Data not available.
A 90 percent confidence interval file may be found at