ERIC Number: ED476729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-19
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Report Card: State Reading 2002, Report for Michigan.
Jerry, Laura; Lutkus, Anthony
This report provides selected results from the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for Michigan'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). Michigan participated in all of these assessments at grade 4. In 1994, however, Michigan did not meet the criteria for reporting public-school results. At grade 8, Michigan participated only in 2002. Key findings for grade 4 are: the average scale score for students in Michigan was 219, which did not differ significantly from that of 1992 (216) nor 1998 (216); students' scale scores in Michigan were higher than those in 17 jurisdictions, lower than those in 14 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 16 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in Michigan who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 30%, which was not found to differ significantly from that in 1992 (26%) nor 1998 (28%). Key findings for grade 8 are: the average scale score for students in Michigan was 265; students' scale scores in Michigan were higher than those in 15 jurisdictions, lower than those in 9 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 22 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in Michigan who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 32%. 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. (SG)
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: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress