ERIC Number: ED189187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Reading in North Dakota. A Statewide Assessment of Reading Performance: Grades Four, Eight and Eleven, 1976-77 School Year.
Torgeson, Ronald M.
Information is provided concerning the reading performance of North Dakota students and is reported as the percentage of correct responses for each objective. Students in grades 4, 8, and 11 in North Dakota's public and private schools were assessed. Information about basic reading objectives was collected in order to evaluate their relationship with student performance. The objectives were organized into four Domains, each encompassing clearly stated goals: (1) Word Identification and Word Recognition Skills; (2) Word and Sentence Comprehension; (3) Comprehension of Longer Discourse; and (4) Reading Study Skills. A criterion-referenced instrument (reading exercises appropriate for a grade level, and those cutting across two or more levels) was used to conduct the assessment. Findings showed general performance across the grade levels to be good, with the following areas requiring attention: practical application of syllabication, prefixes, roots and suffixes; competence in word relationships/meanings and sentence meanings; critical and judgmental reading; and using visual displays for identification of details and inferences. Also included are recommendations and use of the assessment information. (Author/GSK) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Procedures (Replication).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress; North Dakota