Michigan 4th grade reading performance is below both the “Top Ten” average and the peer state average. Fewer Michigan students have reached the “proficient” level during each of the last three years. In 2015, nearly 10 percent fewer students achieved this benchmark relative to the “Top Ten” states, ranking Michigan 46th in the nation. 

What It Is: The percent of 4th grade students who attained a proficient level for reading.

Why It Matters: This provides an indicator of how well schools are meeting competitive academic standards.

Note: Data is only released every two years. No new update is available in this category. Performance reflects that shown in prior year benchmarking report.

4th Grade Reading Trends

4th Grade Reading Standings

Source: National Center for Education Statistics – National Assessment of Educational Progress