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Title: The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment, 2005 Reading Report Card
Description: This report presents results for three years of trial school-district-level reading assessments in NAEP at grades 4 and 8. Five urban public-school districts voluntarily participated in NAEP in 2002 and 2003: Atlanta City, City of Chicago School District 299, Houston ISD, Los Angeles Unified, and New York City Public Schools. In 2003 four additional districts participated: Boston School District, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Cleveland Municipal School District, and San Diego City Unified. In 2005, Austin ISD was added. Results are reported for these districts and for the District of Columbia, which regularly participates in NAEP. Student performance is reported in terms of average scale scores on the NAEP reading scale and the percentages of students who attained the achievement levels set by the National Assessment Governing Board. Comparisons are made to results in large central cities. Student performance is reported by race/ethnicity, eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch, gender, and parentsí highest level of education, and for students with disabilities and English language learners. At grade 4, average reading scores increased between 2002 and 2005 in Atlanta and New York City. At grade 8, increases were noted in Atlanta and Los Angeles when comparing 2005 to 2002 and 2003, respectively.
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Cover Date: December 2005
Web Release: June 20, 2006
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Publication #: NCES 2006455REV
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
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