ERIC Number: ED471794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Report Card: Reading, 2002.
Grigg, Wendy S.; Daane, Mary C.; Jin, Ying; Campbell, Jay R.
This report presents the results of the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessment for the nation and for the participating states and jurisdictions. Comparisons are made to students' performance in the national assessments of 1992, 1994, and 1998 at grades 4, 8, and 12. Comparison data are given within and across participating states and jurisdictions for 1992, 1994, 1998, and 2002 at grades 4 and 8. Additional comparisons for national and cross-state/jurisdictional data are given for the 2000 assessment at grade 4 only. Student performance is reported in terms of average scale scores on the NAEP reading scale and by the percentages of students who attained the achievement levels set by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB). In addition, the report presents percentile distributions and demographic subgroup results for the nation, including results by gender, race/ethnicity, student eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch, Title I, parents' highest level of education, type of school, and type of school location. For participating states and jurisdictions, performance results for subgroups defined by gender, race/ethnicity, and student eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch are presented. The report also includes sample assessment questions for grades 4, 8, and 12, including multiple-choice, short constructed-response, and extended constructed-response items, along with examples of student responses to all three item types. Rationales for the scores of constructed responses are included. Maps of selected fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-grade items on the NAEP reading scale and descriptions of the framework specified knowledge or skills each item addresses are presented. Appendices include information on national and state samples, school and student participation rates, participation and accommodation of students with disabilities and/or limited-English-proficient students, subgroup percentages, state-level contextual variables, and sample texts from the NAEP 2002 reading assessment. (RS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 8, National Competency Tests, Reading Achievement, Reading Research, Sex Differences, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Test Results
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress