ERIC Number: ED548034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov-5
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Scores, Reading Improvement, Effect Size, Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis, Standardized Tests, Reading Achievement, Meta Analysis, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Public Schools, Correlation, Grade 4, Grade 8, Grade 12
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
Authoring Institution: N/A
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