ERIC Number: ED428336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
NAEP 1998 Reading Report Card. National & State Highlights.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This report presents highlights from 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. The report provides results for subgroups of students defined by various background and contextual characteristics. Major findings are: (1) average reading scores increased for students in grades 4, 8, and 12; (2) at all three grades in 1998, female students had higher average reading scale scores than their male peers; (3) at all three 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. Contains numerous charts, tables, and figures of data. (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: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress