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ERIC Number: ED548034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-5
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
NAEP Fourth-, Eighth-, and Twelfth-Grade Reading Scores by Gender: 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
Klecker, Beverly M.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Knoxville, TN, Nov 5-7, 2014)
This paper describes a secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading scores by gender. Data were national public 4th- and 8th-grade reading scores from composite and subscales for 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. Twelfth-grade scores for composite and literary experience from 2005, 2009, and 2013 and gain information from 2005 were included. Differences (p.<0.001; Cohen's "d" effect size) in reading average scale scores by gender were consistent across grade level and years with females scoring higher than males. Results are congruent with a previous study of NAEP reading by gender across fourth-, eighth, and twelfth-grade-levels for 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003 (Klecker, 2006). Discussion includes comparisons with cross-cultural international assessments and possible explanations for the widely-observed gender difference in large-scale standardized reading assessments.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 8; Grade 12; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Program for International Student Assessment; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study