ERIC Number: ED200898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Three National Assessments of Reading: Changes in Performance, 1970-80.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Highlighting the significant reading gains of 9-year-old students and, to a lesser extent, 13-year-old students, this report presents the results of three assessments surveying the reading skills of American 9-, 13-, and 17-year-old students during the 1970-71, 1974-75, and 1979-80 school years. The first chapter is introductory in nature, providing descriptions of the data base, measurement design, and terminology. The second, third, and fourth chapters present, respectively, national results for each age group. Within each of these chapters, results are presented also according to sex, race, region, parental education, and type and size of community. The fifth chapter presents performance results of racial groups by region and national results by "achievement class," a background variable used to examine national results within ranges of achievement. The sixth chapter considers the educational significance of the findings, putting the results in context. Appendixes contain (1) tables of summary results for the nation and reporting groups in three assessments; (2) tables of the results on exercises administered to 9- and 13-year-old students, 13- and 17-year-old students, and 9-, 13-, and 17-year-old students; and (3) exhibits for grade levels and size-of-community groups on all exercises administered in the three reading assessments. (RL) Results (Change) (Selective)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Rating, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Predictor Variables, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), 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