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ERIC Number: ED336722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
IEA Reading Literacy Study--Policy Issues: National and International Perspectives.
Williams, Trevor
Mainly describing research methodology, this paper outlines an analysis and reporting strategy for the United States national analyses of reading literacy. The first section of the paper is a brief description of the IEA Reading Literacy study and the issues it seeks to answer, along with an outline of three constraints which condition the development of an analysis and reporting strategy. The second section raises issues about the specification of the audience for the findings of the study, and about the nature of the reporting most suitable for this audience. The third section outlines the kind of theoretical/substantive decisions that must be made before analyses can begin, decisions about constructs and models, and presents the IEA Reading Literacy model. The fourth section provides a discussion concerning the presentation of descriptive statistics from the study, and proposes a methodology for reporting multivariate statistics in a form acceptable to a general audience. The fifth section outlines a reporting strategy designed to make the findings of the study accessible to a general audience. The last section provides an outline of the structure and substance of the first United States national report. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: International Assn Evaluation Educ Achievement; United States
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (72nd, Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).