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ERIC Number: ED492636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Report Card[TM]: Trial Urban District Assessment, Reading, 2005. NCES 2006-455r
Lurkus, A. D.; Rampey, B. D.; Donahue, P.
National Center for Education Statistics
This report presents results for three years of trial school-district-level reading assessments in NAEP at grades 4 and 8. Five urban public-school districts voluntarily participated in NAEP in 2002 and 2003: Atlanta City, City of Chicago School District 299, Houston ISD, Los Angeles Unified, and New York City Public Schools. In 2003 four additional districts participated: Boston School District, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Cleveland Municipal School District, and San Diego City Unified. In 2005, Austin ISD was added. Results are reported for these districts and for the District of Columbia, which regularly participates in NAEP. Student performance is reported in terms of average scale scores on the NAEP reading scale and the percentages of students who attained the achievement levels set by the National Assessment Governing Board. Comparisons are made to results in large central cities. Student performance is reported by race/ethnicity, eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch, gender, and parents' highest level of education, and for students with disabilities and English language learners. At grade 4, average reading scores increased between 2002 and 2005 in Atlanta and New York City. At grade 8, increases were noted in Atlanta and Los Angeles when comparing 2005 to 2002 and 2003, respectively. Technical Notes and a Data Appendix are included. (Contains 22 tables and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Georgia; Illinois; New York; Ohio; Texas
IES Funded: Yes