ERIC Number: ED217396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Comprehension of American Youth: Do They Understand What They Read? Results from the 1979-80 National Assessment of Reading and Literature.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Containing data gathered in the 1979-80 assessment of reading and literature conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), this report is devoted to the results of the reading comprehension and study skills portions of the assessment. A brief introduction provides information about the students surveyed and the measures used in the assessment. The six main chapters of the report provide data concerning the following areas of the assessment: (1) students' perceptions about reading, their reading habits, and their experiences related to reading performance; (2) national and reporting group results on all comprehension exercises; (3) the comprehension tasks and the results of national and reporting group results on these tasks; (4) student performance on different reading passage types; (5) national results on skim and scan exercises, and national and reporting group results on study skills exercises; and (6) a synthesis of a dialogue among the educators participating in a review of the assessment's findings. Appendixes contain summaries of results for national and reporting groups on reading comprehension and study skills exercises, and examples of exercises used in the assessment. (FL) Results (Selective) (Secondary Analysis)
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, National Competency Tests, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Student Evaluation, Study Skills
National Assessment of Educational Progress, 1860 Lincoln St., Suite 700, Denver, CO 80295 ($5.90).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (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