ERIC Number: ED217397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Performance of Hispanic Students in Two National Assessments of Reading.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Data generated in the 1974-75 and 1979-80 reading performance assessments conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were analyzed to determine if changes had occurred in the performance of Hispanic students. Results showed that although Hispanic students' reading performance remained below the national level, these students had made some significant gains in reading from 1974 to 1980. Moreover, the performance gains among Hispanic children at age 9, and among several groups of Hispanic students at ages 13 and 17 exceeded those of students nationally in certain areas. Specifically (1) the performance of 9-year-old Hispanos improved 5.3% compared to a 2.6% improvement for all 9-year-old students surveyed; (2) this improvement was greatest on exercises assessing literal comprehension; (3) 13-year-old Hispanos' performance stayed about the same between 1974 and 1980, but 13-year-old Hispanos in large cities improved their performance on literal comprehension exercises by 5.9 points; (4) 17-year-old Hispanos' performance also stayed about the same between assessments, with large city students again showing an improvement, primarily on exercises assessing inferential comprehension; and (5) at all three ages, Hispanos in the modal grade performed better than those below modal grade and improved their performance at a faster rate. (FL) Results (Selective) (Secondary Analysis)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, National Competency Tests, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Research, Reading Skills
National Assessment of Educational Progress, 1860 Lincoln St., Suite 700, Denver, CO 80295 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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