ERIC Number: ED083572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: N/A
Written Directions: Theme 3, Reading.
Gadway, Charles J., Ed.
This document reports the results for the second year assessment (reading and literature) by theme. The reading themes represent both a variety of reading materials and the variety of behaviors these materials require. The themes were developed by members of the National Assessment staff and reading specialists to cluster the reading exercises into reporting categories that are meaningful to persons concerned with the reading skills of various groups of young Americans. The themes are numbered such that the lower numbers designate skills that are usually associated with early reading and the higher numbers designate high order skills. The themes are: (1) understand words and word relationships, (2) graphic materials, (3) written directions, (4) reference materials, (5) read for significant facts in passages, (6) main ideas and organization, (7) drawing inferences, and (8) critical reading. Results are given for each theme for four age levels, 9, 13, 17, and 26-35. Within each age level across the nation results are also given for the four regions of the country, for the two sexes, for blacks and whites, for four levels of parent education, and for seven sizes and types of community. In addition to describing each group's overall behavior relative to the national level, the document describes each group's specific behaviors relative to its own overall level of behavior. (WR) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Topical).
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Critical Reading, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Literature, National Surveys, Parent Education, Postsecondary Education, Reading, Reading Ability, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Reports, Secondary Education, Sex Differences
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress