ERIC Number: ED369068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
NAEP 1992--Reading State Report for Colorado: The Trial State Assessment at Grade 4.
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress' (NAEP) 1992 reading assessment was administered to nationally representative samples of 4th-, 8th- and 12-grade students attending public and private schools, and to state representative public-school samples of 4th graders in 43 jurisdictions. In Colorado, 2,897 fourth-grade students in 122 public schools participated in the reading assessment. The sample of students was directly representative of 95% of the eligible student population in participating schools in Colorado. Data were summarized on the NAEP reading proficiency scale ranging from 0 to 500, and results were reported according to three achievement levels at each grade--basic, proficient, and advanced. Major findings were that: (1) the overall average proficiency of the students was 218, about the same as that of students across the nation (216); (2) the lowest performing 10% of the fourth graders had proficiency levels below 175 while the top 10% of the fourth graders had proficiency levels above 257; (3) 60% were at or above the basic level, 22% were at or above the proficient level, and 4% were at or above the advanced level; (4) White students demonstrated higher proficiency that did Black, Hispanic, or American Indian students, but about the same as did Asian students; (5) boys had a lower average reading proficiency than girls; and (6) 70% of the students were taught by teachers who placed heavy emphasis on the integration of reading and writing. (Contains 31 tables and 13 figures of data. A procedural appendix, reading stimuli and example items, a discussion about setting the achievement levels and anchoring the achievement levels, and an appendix of data are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Colorado; National Assessment of Educational Progress; Trial State Assessment (NAEP)