ERIC Number: ED191017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The First Assessment of Reading, 1970-71 Assessment. Released Exercise Set. No. 02-R-25.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
This exercise set provides access to the 134 items released from the first National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessment conducted in 1970-71 with students aged 9, 13, and 17. The exercises are intended for use by state and local education agencies who may want to build their own assessment instruments. An overview of the NAEP testing program and an explanation of the documentation provided for the test items is given. Each of the 134 items is displayed on a single page, and an accompanying page provides the following information: the theme of the exercise, the NAEP number, the objective, the administration mode, the age group and amount of time required to complete the exercise, and a breakdown by age, sex, and region of the students answering the item correctly. The test items are criterion-referenced and are based on the following eight themes or skills (1) understanding words and word relationships, (2) interpreting graphic materials, (3) understanding written directions, (4) using reference materials, (5) gleaning significant facts from passages, (6) finding main ideas, (7) drawing inferences, and (8) reading critically. (MKM) Primary type of information provided by report: Assessment Instrument (Released Exercises); Results (Exercise Level).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress