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Title:  Students Selecting Stories: The Effects of Choice in Reading Assessment
Description: This report is comprised of three chapters, each focusing on a different aspect of the NAEP Reader Study. The first chapter presents findings related to the primary question of the study: Was student performance better when choice of stories was offered than when students were randomly assigned a story? The second chapter describes patterns of choices displayed by students who were allowed to select a story. The third chapter examines how student performance on the generically worded questions varied in relation to different stories and presents sample student responses. The report concludes with a discussion of study results and issues related to study design and interpretations.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: June 1997
Web Release: August 8, 1997
Print Release: August 8, 1997
Publication #: NCES 97491
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Jay R. Campbell and Patricia L. Donahue
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Keywords:
Achievement (student)
NAEP
Reading
Students
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