ERIC Number: ED094359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Reading: Summary Data.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress assessment of reading was conducted from October 1970 through August 1971 at four age levels--9, 13, 17, and 26-35. The objectives assessed were formulated and reviewed by a cross section of scholars, educators, students, and lay citizens. The five major objectives represent the individual's ability to comprehend, analyze, use, reason logically from, and make judgments concerning what he has read. Once the reading objectives were formulated, they became the framework within which the reading exercises were developed. The majority of the exercises were in a multiple-choice format; some exercises required the correspondent to supply his own response. In summarizing the data, a group's overall performance relative to the national level on sets of exercises is described. Tables summarizing the data by age, group, sex, objective, and exercise set conclude the report. (TO) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Technical Summary).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, National Competency Tests, National Surveys, Reading, Reading Tests
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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