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ERIC Number: ED476778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-19
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Nation's Report Card: State Reading 2002, Report for South Carolina.
Jerry, Laura; Lutkus, Anthony
This report provides selected results from the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for South Carolina'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). South Carolina 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 South Carolina was 214, which was higher than that of 1992 (210) and was higher than that in 1998 (209); students' scale scores in South Carolina were higher than those in 11 jurisdictions, lower than those in 29 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 7 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in South Carolina who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 26%, which was greater than that in 1992 (22%) and was not found to differ significantly from that in 1998 (22%). Key findings for grade 8 are: the average scale score for students in South Carolina was 258, which was not found to differ significantly from that in 1998 (255); students' scale scores in South Carolina were higher than those in 9 jurisdictions, lower than those in 30 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 7 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in South Carolina who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 24%, which was not found to differ significantly from that in 1998 (22%). 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. (RS)
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
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: South Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress