ERIC Number: ED112389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Functional Literacy--Basic Reading Performance; An Assessment of In-School 17-Year-Olds in 1974. Press Summary.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
In 1974, the National Right to Read Effort asked that the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) conduct a Mini-Assessment of Functional Literacy (MAFL) in conjunction with its regular assessment of ten learning areas usually taught in school. The first MAFL was administered to 5,200 17-year-olds statistically selected to represent the entire population of in-school 17-year-olds in America. These students were asked to answer questions and complete basic everyday reading tasks which had been selected by a panel of reading specialists appointed by Right to Read. All groups gained in functional reading skills measured by the 64 exercises which were used both in the regular NAEP reading assessment in 1971 and in the MAFL in 1974. (Summary figures are included which list percentages of response for categorical groups tested--superior reader, region, national, sex, race, parental education, and community). (LL) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Summary).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress