ERIC Number: ED119121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Oregon Education: An Assessment of Reading, 1975. Executive Summary.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
The most significant findings and recommendations of the 1975 Oregon Statewide Reading Assessment are highlighted in this summary intended for a nontechnical audience. A criterion-referenced test was developed to test the reading achievement of fourth graders in the areas of word attack skills, comprehension skills, study skills and vocabulary skills. A statewide pilot test of reading was administered in 1974 and in 1975 a full-scale reading assessment was administered to a sample of 25 percent of Oregon's fourth graders. The results indicated that student performance was satisfactory or better on 18 out of 25 reading objectives. Students performed better in the areas of word attack and vocabulary skills than in the areas of comprehension and application-study skills. Groups which performed above the state average were students who had never failed a grade or been held back, students from the eastern region of the state, girls, and students less then ten years old. Most students who needed assistance in reading were receiving that help. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.