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Title: The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2002
Description: This report presents the results of the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessment for the nation and for the participating states and jurisdictions. Comparisons are made to studentsí performance in the national assessments of 1992, 1994, and 1998 at grades 4, 8, and 12. Comparison data are given within and across participating states and jurisdictions for 1992, 1994, 1998 and 2002 at grades 4 and 8. Additional comparisons for national and cross-state/jurisdictional data are given for the 2000 assessment at grade 4 only. Student performance is reported in terms of average scale scores on the NAEP reading scale and by the percentages of students who attained the achievement levels set by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB). In addition, the report presents percentile distributions and demographic subgroup results for the nation, including results by gender, race/ethnicity, student eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch, Title I, parentsí highest level of education, type of school, and type of school location. For participating states and jurisdictions, performance results for subgroups defined by gender, race/ethnicity, and student eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch are presented. The report also includes sample assessment questions for grades 4, 8, and 12, including multiple-choice, short constructed-response, and extended constructed-response items, along with examples of student responses to all three item types. Rationales for the scores of constructed responses are included. Maps of selected fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-grade items on the NAEP reading scale and descriptions of the framework specified knowledge or skills each item addresses are presented. Appendices include information on national and state samples, school and student participation rates, participation and accommodation of students with disabilities and/or limited-English-proficient students, subgroup percentages, state-level contextual variables, and sample texts from the NAEP 2002 reading assessment.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: June 2003
Web Release: June 19, 2003
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 2003521
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Grady Wilburn.