Chart comparing the percentage of Virginia public school fourth-grade students achieving at the proficient level or above in reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress with the performance of public school students nationwide.
In 2015, 43 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 35 percent nationwide.
In 2013, 43 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 34 percent nationwide.
In 2011, 39 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 32 percent nationwide.
In 2009, 38 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 32 percent nationwide.
In 2007, 38 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 32 percent nationwide.
In 2005, 37 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 30 percent nationwide.
In 2003, 35 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 30 percent nationwide.
In 2002, 37 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 30 percent nationwide.
In 1998, 30 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 28 percent nationwide.
In 1994, 26 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 28 percent nationwide.
In 1992, 31 percent of Virginia public school students achieved at the proficient level or above, compared with 27 percent nationwide.

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