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ERIC Number: ED498523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 66
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Reading Framework for the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress
National Assessment Governing Board
This document describes the content and format of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) measurements for reading comprehension of students in grades 4, 8, and 12. According to the framework, NAEP assesses three contexts for reading: reading for literary experience, reading for information, and reading to perform a task). In addition to reading within different contexts, NAEP reading comprehension questions are developed to engage the different approaches that readers may take in the process of trying to understand what is being read: (1) Forming a general understanding of the text as a whole; (2) Developing interpretation by focusing on specific parts and linking information across parts of the test; (3) Making reader/text connections by thinking beyond the text and applying the text to real-world situations; and (4) Examining content and structure to consider why and how the text was developed. Appended are: (A) Sample Reading Passages, Items, and Scoring Rubrics; and (B) NAEP Reading Framework Panels. [For the 2005 Reading Framework, see ED486474.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assessment Governing Board, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.