ERIC Number: ED428337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
NAEP 1998 Reading State Report for Alabama.
Ballator, Nada; Jerry, Laura
The 1998 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) state level reading assessment measured fourth- and eighth-grade students' reading proficiency in situations that involved reading for three purposes: reading for literary experience, reading to gain information, and reading to perform a task (grade 8 only). This report describes the reading proficiency of Alabama fourth- and eighth-grade public school students (nonpublic schools did not participate) and compares their overall performance to students in the Southeast region of the United States and the nation (using data from the NAEP national assessments). The distribution of reading results and reading achievement level results are provided for subpopulations of students (gender, race/ethnicity, students' reports of parents' highest educational level, free/reduced-price lunch program eligibility, and type of location). The average reading proficiency of fourth-grade public school students in Alabama on the NAEP reading scale was 211 compared to 215 nationwide; and 255 compared to 261 nationwide for eighth-grade public school students. (RS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Grade 4, Grade 8, National Competency Tests, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, Reading Research, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Test Results
ED Pubs, P.O. Box, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); online ordering: Web site: http://www.ed.gov/edpubs.html. Full report online: Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/stt1998/1999460.sh tml (pdf format)
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 - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress