NAEP testing of students in fourth and eighth grades has stayed the same in recent years. Fourth grade students in 2003 tested at basic or above skills in math at 81% and in 2005 tested at 84%. While eighth graders math tests showed 74% were at a basic skill level or above in 2003, it was 74% in 2005. 69% of fourth graders tested at basic or above in both 2003 and 2005, for reading scores. Eighth graders were at 78% proficiency in 2003 and remained the same 2005.