ERIC Number: ED475855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Content Comparison of the NAEP and PIRLS Fourth-Grade Reading Assessments. Working Paper Series.
Binkley, Marilyn; Kelly, Dana L.
In 1991, the United States participated in the International Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Reading Literacy Study that assessed the reading literacy of fourth-grade students in 32 countries. When a new study of fourth-grade reading literacy was being planned for 2001, the IEA decided to create a new assessment: Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). This Working Paper compares the frameworks, texts, and items of these two international studies. The paper is divided into the following sections: Executive Summary; Introduction; Definitions of Reading; Purposes for Reading; Reading Passages; Distribution of Item Types in NAEP and PIRLS; Reading Processes Assessed by NAEP and PIRLS; To What Extent Do NAEP and PIRLS Measure Similar Skills?; Detailed View of Cross-Classification; and Conclusion. Appended are: Expert Panel Members; Example Passages; Readability and Lexile Analysis; and Classification of Items. (Contains 7 references, 14 tables, and 4 figures.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, Literacy, Measures (Individuals), Reading Achievement, Reading Skills
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress