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Title:  Reading Proficiency and Home Support for Literacy
Description: The number of different types of literacy materials in the home, the amount of home reading and the opportunity to discuss reading are all related to reading proficiency. As compared to the 1992 NAEP survey, 12th-grade students in 1994 reported reading fewer pages at home, having fewer types of literacy materials at home, and fewer opportunities to discuss their studies or reading experiences with other people. Fourth- and 8th- graders did not report a change in these variables since 1992. These activities, the data show, are associated with higher reading scores at all grade levels.
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Cover Date: October 1996
Web Release: October 28, 1996
Print Release: October 28, 1996
Publication #: NCES 96814
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Sheida White, NCES, and Peter Dewitz, University of Virginia
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Sheida E. White.