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Table 47
Average NAEP Reading Scores for 4th-graders, 1998
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Connecticut 232 20 NEW YORK* 216
2 Montana* 226 20 West Virginia 216
2 New Hampshire* 226 23 Maryland 215
4 Maine 225 23 Utah 215
4 Massachusetts* 225 25 Oregon 214
6 Wisconsin* 224 26 Delaware 212
7 Iowa* 223 26 Tennessee 212
8 Colorado 222 28 Alabama 211
8 Kansas* 222 29 Georgia 210
8 Minnesota* 222 29 South Carolina 210
11 Oklahoma 220 31 Arkansas 209
12 Wyoming 219 32 Nevada 208
13 Kentucky 218 33 Arizona 207
13 Rhode Island 218 33 Florida 207
13 Virginia 218 35 New Mexico 206
16 Michigan 217 36 Louisiana 204
16 North Carolina 217 36 Mississippi 204
16 Texas 217 38 California* 202
16 Washington 217 39 Hawaii 200
17 Missouri 216 U.S. 215
Source: U.S. Education Department, National Assessment of Educational Progress
States not listed did not participate in NAEP assessments.
*Indicates state did not meet one or more of NAEP guidelines for number of schools from initial sample to participate; in New York, 74% of those schools participated. Guidelines also require 90% of schools in follow-up sample to participate; 84% in New York did so. The New York State schools participating were considered representative of all schools statewide.

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