ERIC Number: ED545246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Linking the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Reading to the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)
Phillips, Gary W.
American Institutes for Research
This paper describes a statistical linking between the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Grade 4 reading and the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) in Grade 4 reading. The primary purpose of the linking study is to obtain a statistical comparison between NAEP (a national assessment) and PIRLS (an international assessment). By expressing both assessments in the same metric, the linking study can provide international benchmarks for the NAEP Grade 4 reading achievement levels. At each level, the linking shows that the NAEP Grade 4 reading achievement levels are higher than the PIRLS international benchmarks. This finding provides one piece of validity evidence that NAEP results are internationally competitive. Two appendices present: (A) Linking 2011 PIRLS to 2011 NAEP Grade 4 Reading; and (B) Jackknife Standard Errors of Linking Parameters.
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Reading Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Measures (Individuals), Benchmarking, Test Validity, Error of Measurement, Statistical Analysis, Reading Tests
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research; National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED-IES-13-C-0050