ERIC Number: ED476787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-19
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Report Card: State Reading 2002, Report for American Samoa.
Jerry, Laura; Lutkus, Anthony
This report provides selected results from the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for American Samoa's public-school students at grade 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). American Samoa participated in only the 2002 assessment at grade 8 and met the criteria for reporting public-school results. Key findings for grade 8 are: the average scale score for students in American Samoa was 198; students' scale scores in American Samoa were lower than those in 46 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in American Samoa who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 1%. 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)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, 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: American Samoa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress