ERIC Number: ED046675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan-10
Reference Count: 0
Reading Achievement in California: Miracle or Mirage?
Ruddell, Robert B.; Williams, Arthur
Reading achievement of elementary school children in California has been measured by several separate studies, not all of which appear to present compatible results. This study of three assessments contained in the Miller-Unruh Report analyzes their purposes, methods, results, and recommendations in an effort to produce some way to arrive at an accurate picture of the reading achievement level in the state. The analyses of assessment studies indicated that inadequacies in methods, discrepancies in data collection, and differences in reporting techniques were largely responsible for the various results. A number of recommendations are made for application in future assessments and for improving reading instruction. These were directed at greater teacher preparedness, fuller understandings of what ought to be measured, more comprehensive and more uniform reporting of subtest scores as well as total test scores across grade levels and school districts, and increased financial support for experimental programs. Tables and references are included. (MS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
Note: Testimony prepared for the State Assembly Committee on Education