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Massachusetts 4th and 8th Graders Rank First in Reading on 2009 NAEP Exam
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Massachusets 4th graders ranked first and 8th graders tied for first on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading exam in 2009, marking the third time in a row that the state's students outscored their peers nationwide.

According to results of the 2009 NAEP exam, the state's 4th graders scored an average of 234 on the reading assessment, well above the national average of 220 and first in the nation. At grade 8, Massachusetts students achieved the highest average of 274, which exceeded the national average of 262 and tied for first with five other high performing states: New Jersey (273); Connecticut and Vermont (272); and New Hampshire and Pennsylvania (271).

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