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ERIC Number: ED502971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
High School Experiences That Influence Reading Proficiency: What States and Schools Can Do
Bottoms, Gene; Han, Lingling; Murray, Renee
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Using the "HSTW" ["High Schools That Work"] Assessment Reading Test results, SREB [Southern Regional Education Board] has identified a set of literacy-based experiences that may contribute to higher reading achievement. This report explains the different school and classroom practices experienced by students reading above and below the Proficient level on the "HSTW" Assessment and provides actions that schools and states can take to improve students' reading achievement. Appended are: (1) Sample Assignments Aligned to Proficient-Level Skills; (2) "HSTW" 2006 Reading Test Content and Sample Questions by Reading Proficiency Levels; and (3) Faculty Study Questions and Activities. (Contains 8 tables and 3 footnotes.)
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A