ERIC Number: ED173394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Reading Resource Items for Minimal Competency Testing. A Collection of Reading Items for State and Local Education Agencies to Draw Upon in Custom-Building Their Own Minimal Competency Instruments.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
A collection of 33 reading items are presented for state and local education agencies to draw upon in designing their own minimal competency tests. These items, developed by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, have been reviewed in terms of their appropriateness for testing competencies required for high school graduation. The items are arranged according to content areas: (1) graphic materials; (2) following written directions; (3) reference materials; (4) gleaning significant facts from passages; (5) main ideas and organization; (6) drawing inferences; and (7) critical reading. Twenty-nine items are presented in a multiple-choice format; four items are open-ended and require hand scoring. The correct response is also given for all items. The age group or groups designated by the reviewers (9-year olds, 13-year olds, 17-year olds, or adults--26-35 years old), and the percentage of students in the nation who responded correctly are indicated for each item. (BH) Primary type of information provided by report: Assessment Instrument (Released Exercises); Results (Exercise Level).
Descriptors: Adults, Content Area Reading, Critical Reading, Difficulty Level, Elementary Secondary Education, Factual Reading, Functional Reading, Item Banks, Minimum Competency Testing, National Norms, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Test Construction, Tests
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Note: For mathematics items, see TM 009 393