Average Public School Reading/Language Arts Proficiency

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  • The national average reading/language arts proficiency is 51% (2020). Reading/language arts proficiency of school are compared within their own state only.
  • Note that individual states determine criteria for 'proficiency' according to their own tests - proficiency percentages should not be compared across states due to the differing tests and criteria applied between each state.
  • The state with highest reading/language arts proficiency is Virginia, with an 80% average reading/language arts proficiency.
  • The state with lowest reading/language arts proficiency is District of Columbia, with an 34% average reading/language arts proficiency.
  • The public schools with highest reading/language arts proficiency in each state are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Average Public School Reading/Language Arts Proficiency (2020)

State
Average Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
School Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
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The state with highest average public school reading/language arts proficiency is Virginia, with 80%. The state with lowest average public school reading/language arts proficiency is District of Columbia, with 34%.