ERIC Number: ED065842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Assessment of Reading Skills of Connecticut Public School Students; Performed for the Connecticut State Board of Education 1971-1972.
Institute for the Study of Inquiring Systems, Philadelphia, PA.
An assessment of reading performance of a representative sample of students aged nine, thirteen, and seventeen years was conducted in Connecticut Public Schools to discover the percentage of students who could perform specific reading skills appropriate to their age and experience. Comparisons were made in the following categories: with national assessment scores of students of the same age groups; with students in the northeast; between sexes; and by size of the community in which the student attended school. The four reading objectives were whether a student could understand, analyze, judge, and use material correctly for his age and experience. Salient test results were: (1) Connecticut students scored higher than students nationwide; (2) students from fringe, medium, and smaller cities scored higher than the state's large city students; (3) students from small Connecticut cities scored higher than students nationwide from small cities; and (4) the state's large city students scored lower than large city students nationwide. Tests administered and complete statistical results are included. (Pages 55-68 have marginal reproducibility because of small print.) (Author/TB)
Descriptors: Reading, Reading Ability, Reading Achievement, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Materials, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Rural Urban Differences, Suburban Youth, Urban Areas
Institute for the Study of Inquiring Systems, 3508 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 ($10.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Study of Inquiring Systems, Philadelphia, PA.