ERIC Number: ED307598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Objectives: 1990 Assessment. The Nation's Report Card, the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Since 1969 when it was mandated by Congress, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has gathered information about the performance of 9-, 13-, and 17-year-old students in many subject areas, but most frequently in reading. Designed to reflect current developments in reading theory and research, this booklet describes the objectives used to guide the construction of the 1990 NAEP's measurement of reading proficiency. Chapter titles include: "Design of the 1990 Reading Assessment"; (2) "Modes of Reading Comprehension"; (3) "Text Categories"; (4) "Development of Cognitive Items"; (5) "Factors Influencing Comprehension"; and (6) "Development of Background Items." (A list of participants in the development process and sample items are attached.) (RS)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Ability, Reading Achievement, Reading Research, Reading Tests, Standardized Tests, Test Construction, Testing Programs, Theory Practice Relationship
National Assessment of Educational Progress at Educational Testing Service, Publications, Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001 ($5.00 plus $1.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress