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NAEP Instruments → Cognitive Items and Instruments → Development of the Reading Cognitive Items and Instruments → Number of Reading Items, By Purpose for Reading and Grade: 2002
Number of reading items, by purpose for reading and grade: 2002
Grade Total Reading
for literary experience
Reading to gain information Reading
to perform a task
4 82 41 41
8 111 30 48 33
12 114 27 56 31
† The purpose "reading to perform a task" was not assessed at
grade 4.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2002 Reading Assessment.

Last updated 22 August 2008 (JL)

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