ERIC Number: ED476587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov-13
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Report Card: Reading Highlights, 2003.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This report presents highlights of the National Assessment of Educational Progress 2003 reading assessment. It describes assessment content and presents assessment results as average scale scores and as percentages of students scoring at or above achievement levels, at grades 4 and 8, for the nation and participating states and jurisdictions. It also presents performance results for selected subgroups of the samples. Major findings are: (1) no significant change was detected between 2002 and 2003 in the average score for fourth-graders; (2) the average fourth-grade score in 2003 was not found to differ significantly from that in 1992; (3) the average reading score for eighth-graders decreased by one point between 2002 and 2003; however, (4) the score in 2003 was higher than that in 1992. Sample reading assessment questions and responses, technical notes, and additional data tables are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Grade 4, Grade 8, Middle Schools, 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: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress