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Title: A Comparison of the NAEP and PIRLS Fourth-Grade Reading Assessments
Description: In anticipation of questions about how the 2001 PIRLS fourth-grade assessment and the 2002 NAEP fourth grade reading assessment compare, NCES convened an expert panel to compare the content of the PIRLS and NAEP assessment to determine if they measured the same construct. This involved a close examination of how PIRLS and NAEP define reading, the texts used as the basis for the assessments, and the reading processes required of students in each.
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Cover Date: April 2003
Web Release: April 7, 2003
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Publication #: NCES 200310
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Working Paper
  Working Papers provide preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. They are works in progress that are presented to promote the sharing of valuable work experience and knowledge. These papers have not undergone a rigorous review for consistency with NCES standards.
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)
Achievement (Student)
International Comparisons
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