Maternal & Child Health Data

Fourth-Grade Reading Proficiency, 2017

Definition: Fourth-grade reading proficiency gives the percentage of fourth-grade public school students in the United States who scored at or above proficiency level in reading in 2017. Public schools include charter schools and exclude Bureau of Indian Education schools and Department of Defense Education Activity schools. These are the same data as found in the Home Visiting Yearbook 2018 because more recent data were not yet available.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics. (2017). National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2017 reading assessments. Retrieved from https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_2017_ highlights/files/infographic_2018_reading.pdf