ERIC Number: ED210300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Procedural Handbook: 1979-80 Reading and Literature Assessment.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) methods and procedures used in the 1979-80 assessment of reading and literature are described. The objectives of the assessment are categorized into four main areas. These include values reading and literature, comprehension of written work, response to written work, and application of study skills in reading. The redevelopment of objectives, development of exercises which measure performance against those objectives, the preparation of assessment materials, sampling, data collection, scoring, data analysis, and reporting are outlined. The primary type of information provided in this report is a description of procedures used in the assessment program. Appendices include results for population subgroups, sample forms used to obtain background information, computation of achievement measures, and a glossary of national assessment terms. (Author/DWH)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, National Programs, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension
National Assessment of Educational Progress, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80295 ($7.90).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), 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