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ERIC Number: ED476714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-19
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Nation's Report Card: State Reading 2002, Report for California.
Jerry, Laura; Lutkus, Anthony
This report provides selected results from the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for California's 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). California 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 California was 206, which did not differ significantly from that of 1992 (202) nor 1998 (202); students' scale scores in California were higher than those in 3 jurisdictions, lower than those in 37 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 7 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in California who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 21%, which did not differ significantly than that in 1992 (19%) nor 1998 (20%). Key findings for grade 8 are: the average scale score for students in California was 250, which was not found to differ significantly from that in 1998 (252); students' scale scores in California were higher than those in 4 jurisdictions, lower than those in 38 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 4 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in California who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 20%, which was not found to differ significantly from that in 1998 (21%). 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: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress