ERIC Number: ED179665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Pupil Reading Achievement in New York City; A Report of the March 1978 Reading Test Survey, Grades 2 through 9, New York City Public Schools.
Falletta, John J.; Sheffield, James
This report summarizes the results of the March, 1978, reading examination that was administered to New York City public school pupils in grades 2 through 9 (with the exception of those in high schools). Section A delineates New York City student reading achievement compared to national norms. Section B compares pupil reading achievement by school district, while Section C compares pupil reading achievement by schools within each district. Section B includes data pertinent to non-English speaking students. Analysis of the results indicates that in four of the eight grades tested, the means were at or above grade norms and that the citywide percentage of pupils reading at and above grade level was 43.0. It is noted that the 1978 examination was the California Achievement Test, which was not the reading test employed in the previous year, and that direct comparisons should not be made between the 1977 and 1978 results. Moreover, it is cautioned that a change in the achievement test utilized calls into question direct year-to-year comparisons since the emphasis on particular tests may be more appropriate to the New York City public school curriculum. (Author/WP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests