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ERIC Number: ED428381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 63
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
NAEP 1998 Reading State Report for Virgin Islands.
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 Virgin Islands fourth- and eighth-grade public and nonpublic school students and compares their overall performance to students in 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 Virgin Islands on the NAEP reading scale was 178 compared to 215 nationwide; 207 compared to 233 for fourth-grade nonpublic school students; 264 compared to 281 for eighth-grade nonpublic school students; and 233 compared to 261 nationwide for eighth-grade public school students. (RS)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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: Virgin Islands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress