ERIC Number: ED476730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-19
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Report Card: State Reading 2002, Report for Minnesota.
Jerry, Laura; Lutkus, Anthony
This report provides selected results from the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for Minnesota'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). Minnesota participated in all of these assessments at grades 4 and 8 and met the criteria for reporting public-school results for all years at grade 4. However, Minnesota did not meet the criteria for reporting results at grade 8 in 2002. Therefore, only grade 4 results are presented in this report. Key findings for grade 4 are: the average scale score for students in Minnesota was 225, which was higher than that of 1992 (221) and was higher than that in 1998 (219); students' scale scores in Minnesota were higher than those in 30 jurisdictions, lower than those in 2 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 15 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in Minnesota who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 37%, which was greater than that in 1992 (31%) and was not found to differ significantly from that in 1998 (35%). 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, 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: Minnesota
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress