North Carolina Reading Scores

Some new numbers on how North Carolina kids rate in reading compared the national average have been released.

North Carolina fourth graders are reading on par with their peers across the nation. However, eighth graders in the state have reading scores slightly below the national average.

That's the conclusion after results of the 2009 national assessment of educational progress.

The state superintendent says the state will looking at ways to strengthen reading instruction for students in all grades.


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