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ERIC Number: ED476722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-19
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Report Card: State Reading 2002, Report for Iowa.
Jerry, Laura; Lutkus, Anthony
This report provides selected results from the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for Iowa's public-school students at grade 4. 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). Iowa participated in all of these assessments at grades 4 and met the criteria for reporting public-school results for all years. However, Iowa did not participate at grade 8, so only grade 4 results are presented in this report. Key findings for grade 4 are: the average scale score for students in Iowa was 223, which did not differ significantly from that of 1992 (225) nor 1998 (220); students' scale scores in Iowa were higher than those in 23 jurisdictions, lower than those in 3 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 21 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in Iowa who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 35%, which was not found to differ significantly than that in 1992 (36%) nor 1998 (33%). 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)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress