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ERIC Number: ED133704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Functional Literacy: Basic Reading Performance; A Brief Summary and Highlights of an Assessment of 17-Year-Old Students in 1974 and 1975.
Gadway, Charles J.; Wilson, H. A.
To obtain evidence on the status of and changes in functional literacy, the National Right-to-Read Effort funded mini-assessments of the functional literacy of 17-year-olds in 1974 and 1975. The exercises were selected by a panel of reading specialists, based on the criteria that the exercises represent the types of reading materials encountered in everyday life and that all 17-year-old students should be able to answer them correctly. Desired performance level, highest expected performance, and minimally adequate performance were specified for the assessment. This report summarizes the findings relative to each of these performance standards in the original National Assessment reading study (1971) and the 1974 and 1975 follow-up studies. Results are given separately by region, sex, size and type of community, and parents' educational levels. (AA) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Change) (Summary).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress