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ERIC Number: ED485627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Reference Count: 25
The Nation's Report Card. NAEP 2004 Trends in Academic Progress: Three Decades of Student Performance in Reading, 1971-2004 and Mathematics, 1973-2004. NCES 2005?464
Perie, Marianne; Moran, Rebecca; Lutkus, Anthony D.
National Center for Education Statistics
This report presents the results of NAEP long-term trend assessments in reading and mathematics, which were most recently administered in 2004 to students ages 9, 13, and 17. Because the assessments have been administered at different times in the 35-year history of NAEP, they make it possible to chart educational progress since 1971 in reading and 1973 in mathematics. Prior to 2004, the most recent long-term trend assessment was given in 1999, when results were reported for reading, mathematics, and science. The specific focus of this long-term trend report is to compare student performance in 2004 to past performance, measured by the most recent assessment in 1999 and previous assessments back to the early 1970s. Chapter 2 presents trends in terms of overall scale scores, percentiles, and percentages at selected performance levels for the nation. Chapter 3 examines trends in average scale scores for groups of students defined by gender, race/ethnicity, and the education level of the student?s parents. Chapter 4 reports results from the NAEP long-term trend background questionnaires. In this chapter, students? school and home experiences, as shown in their responses to the background questions, are examined in relation to students? assessment scores. Chapter 5 explores the differences between the bridge assessment administered under the procedures used for earlier assessments and the modified assessment with the new design elements. The last chapter in this report provides sample items from the NAEP long-term trend assessments. For the first time, NCES is releasing items from the assessment, along with summary data that indicate how well students performed on these items. It also contains three appendixes. Appendix A discusses technical procedures involved in collecting, analyzing, and reporting the assessment data, and appendix B is a data appendix showing the percentages of participating students in the bridge and modified samples by student groups. Appen
Descriptors: Family Influence, Student Evaluation, Scores, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Educational Trends, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Age Differences
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Testing Service, Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED559979
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