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Li, Dan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Several national and international studies have indicated that there is an achievement gap between student literary reading and student informational reading, with the gap favoring literary reading. One plausible explanation for this gap is that reading informational text has been neglected in early grades in the U.S. (Dreher, 2003; Kletzien &…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement
Tennessee Department of Education, 2017
The research is clear: reading proficiently prepares students for lifelong success. Unfortunately, Tennessee students have fallen behind their peers across the nation in reading. Over the past several years, the results in reading have remained stagnant and, in some cases, have declined. In 2015, on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Achievement, Low Achievement, Elementary School Students
Greene, Kim – Instructor, 2012
Despite students' interest in informational text, it has played second fiddle in literacy instruction for years. Now, though, nonfiction is getting its turn in the spotlight. The Common Core State Standards require that students become thoughtful consumers of complex, informative texts--taking them beyond the realm of dry textbooks and…
Descriptors: State Standards, Textbooks, Classroom Techniques, Information Literacy
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Baker, Linda; Dreher, Mariam Jean; Shiplet, Angela Katenkamp; Beall, Lisa Carter; Voelker, Anita N.; Garrett, Adia J.; Schugar, Heather R.; Finger-Elam, Maria – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2011
The Reading, Engaging, and Learning project (REAL) investigated whether a classroom intervention that enhanced young children's experience with informational books would increase reading achievement and engagement. Participants attended schools serving low income neighborhoods with 86% African American enrollment. The longitudinal study spanned…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Achievement, Learner Engagement, Low Income Groups
Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2010
One of the key requirements of the Common Core State Standards for Reading is that all students must be able to comprehend texts of steadily increasing complexity as they progress through school. By the time they complete the core, students must be able to read and comprehend independently and proficiently the kinds of complex texts commonly found…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Glossaries
Kirsch, Irwin S.; And Others – 1988
Using the data base provided by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) through its literacy assessment of young adults, researchers probed the newspaper reading practices of 21-25 year olds. The 1985 survey used home interviews of 3,600 young adults in the 48 contiguous states, representative of the 21 million adults in this age…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Literacy, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Use
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Rubin, Donald L. – Metropolitan Education, 1986
Two recent reports on reading have attempted to do the following: (1) summarize national trends in reading performance; (2) review research pertaining to reading education. After discussing the findings of both, the article concludes that each fails to address seriously the broad cultural significance of illiteracy and literacy. (PS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Utilization
Gadway, Charles J., Ed. – 1973
This document reports the results for the second year assessment (reading and literature) by theme. The reading themes represent both a variety of reading materials and the variety of behaviors these materials require. The themes were developed by members of the National Assessment staff and reading specialists to cluster the reading exercises…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Critical Reading, Educational Research, Elementary Education
Gold, Patricia; Packer, Arnold – 1990
An 18-month national literacy audit of maintenance worker jobs in multifamily apartment complexes sought to find out: (1) the literacy demands for their job success and promotion; (2) the effects of geographical location on their literacy demands; (3) the effects of management policies on their literacy demands; (4) the impact of illiteracy on…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Buildings