ERIC Number: ED428332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
NAEP 1998 Reading Report Card for the Nation and the States.
Donahue, Patricia L.; Voelkl, Kristin E.; Campbell, Jay R.; Mazzeo, John
This report presents the results of the 1998 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) reading assessment of 4th-, 8th-, and 12th-grade students for the nation and for participating states or jurisdictions. Results in 1998 are compared to those in 1994 and 1992. It provides results for subgroups of students defined by various background and contextual characteristics. After an introduction, chapter 1 presents overall national results in terms of average scores on the NAEP composite scale and in terms of the three reading achievement levels. Chapter 2 presents average scale scores for regions of the country and for demographic subgroups of the population. Achievement level results for the regions and subgroups are presented in chapter 3. In chapter 4, school and home contextual factors related to literacy development are the focus for presenting results of the 1998 NAEP assessment. Chapter 5 looks at public school results of the state-by-state assessments at grades 4 and 8. Major findings are: (1) average reading scores increased for students in grades 4, 8, and 12; (2) at all 3 grades in 1998, female students had higher average reading scale scores than their male peers; (3) at all 3 grades in 1998, the average reading score for White students was higher than that for Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students; (4) students in 1998 who reported higher levels of parental education had higher average reading scale scores; (5) students attending nonpublic schools had higher average scale scores than their counterparts attending public schools; and (6) students who reported watching 3 or fewer hours of television each day had higher average reading scores than students who reported watching more television. Appendixes contain an overview of the procedural aspects the standard errors for all data presented; sample texts for the released questions; 1998 state level results for additional subgroups not discussed in Chapter 5; and characteristics of individual states and jurisdictions that are drawn from non-NAEP sources. (RS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 8, National Competency Tests, Reading Achievement, Reading Research, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Test Results
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (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
IES Cited: EJ678480