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Title: The Nationís Report Card: 2007 Trial Urban District Assessment in Reading
Description: This report presents results for four 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 and 2007, Austin ISD also participated. Results are reported for these 10 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 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, and for students with disabilities and English language learners. At grade 4, average reading scores increased between 2002 and 2007 in four districts and in two districts between 2005 and 2007. One district had a lower average score when 2007 was compared with 2005. At grade 8, increases were noted in two districts when comparing 2007 to 2002 and in four districts when comparing 2007 with 2005.
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Cover Date: November 2007
Web Release: November 15, 2007
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Publication #: NCES 2008455
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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:
William Tirre.