ERIC Number: ED109595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reading Achievement in the United States: Then and Now.
Farr, Roger; And Others
The question of whether or not the level of reading competency has declined over the years, is addressed in this report. The study attempts to determine whether there is sufficient data to answer the question and to decide if the available factual information allows an answer to the question posed. Chapter one, describing the first phase of the study, contains a review of the research on literacy, and chapter two describes and discusses the outcome of the search of the educational literature. Chapter three presents the second phase of the study, a survey of 100 school systems throughout the country, and also reports on data gathered from the individual states. The data are presented in both narrative and tabular form. The major conclusion reached in the study is that it is extremely difficult for anyone interested in evaluating trends in literacy to obtain adequate data. (RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Inst. for Child Study.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Reading Program Center.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.