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ERIC Number: ED476713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-19
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Nation's Report Card: State Reading 2002, Report for Arkansas.
Jerry, Laura; Lutkus, Anthony
This report provides selected results from the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for Arkansas' public-school students at grades 4 and 8. Since 1992, reading has been assessed in four different years at the state level (at grade 4 in 1992 and 1994, and at both grades 4 and 8 in 1998 and 2002). Arkansas participated in all of these assessments at grades 4 and 8 and met the criteria for reporting public-school results for both grades. Key findings for grade 4 are: the average scale score for students in Arkansas was 213, which did not differ significantly from that of 1992 (211) nor 1998 (209); students' scale scores in Arkansas were higher than those in 10 jurisdictions, lower than those in 29 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 8 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in Arkansas who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 26%, which was not found to differ significantly from than that in 1992 (23%) nor 1998 (23%). Key findings for grade 8 are: the average scale score for students in Arkansas was 260, which was higher than that in 1998 (256); students' scale scores in Arkansas were higher than those in 10 jurisdictions, lower than those in 24 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 12 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in Arkansas who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 27%, which was not found to differ significantly from that in 1998 (23%). After an introduction, the report presents overall results, comparisons between states, reading performance by demographic characteristics, and it discusses moving toward a more inclusive NAEP, and where to find more information. (PM)
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html. For full text: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/stt2002/2003526.asp.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress