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ERIC Number: ED476731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-19
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Nation's Report Card: State Reading 2002, Report for Mississippi.
Jerry, Laura; Lutkus, Anthony
This report provides selected results from the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for Mississippi'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). Mississippi 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 Mississippi was 203, which did not differ significantly from that of 1992 (199) nor 1998 (203); students' scale scores in Mississippi were higher than those in 3 jurisdictions, lower than those in 40 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 4 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in Mississippi who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 16%, which was not found to differ significantly from that in 1992 (14%) nor 1998 (17%). Key findings for grade 8 are: the average scale score for students in Mississippi was 255, which was higher than that in 1998 (251); students' scale scores in Mississippi were higher than those in 7 jurisdictions, lower than those in 34 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 5 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in Mississippi who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 20%, which was not found to differ significantly from that in 1998 (19%). 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)
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: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress