ERIC Number: ED476720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-19
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Report Card: State Reading 2002, Report for Idaho.
Jerry, Laura; Lutkus, Anthony
This report provides selected results from the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for Idaho'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). Idaho participated in the 1992, 1994, and 2002 assessment at grade 4. In 1994, however, Idaho did not meet the criteria for reporting public-school results. At grade 8, Idaho participated only in 2002. Key findings for grade 4 are: the average scale score for students in Idaho was 220, which did not differ significantly from that of 1992 (219); students' scale scores in Idaho were higher than those in 17 jurisdictions, lower than those in 11 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 19 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in Idaho who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 32%, which was greater than that in 1992 (28%). Key findings for grade 8 are: the average scale score for students in Idaho was 266; students' scale scores in Idaho were higher than those in 20 jurisdictions, lower than those in 7 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 19 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in Idaho who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 34%. 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)
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.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress