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Reading Assessment Redesigned [microform] : Authentic Texts and Innovative Instruments in NAEP's 1992 Survey / Judith A. Langer and Others
Bib ID 5578009
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Langer, Judith A
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1995 
199 p. 
ISBN 9780886851521
0886851521
Summary

Highlighting the important innovations embodied in the 1992 National Assessment of Educational Progress' (NAEP) Reading Report Card, this report provides information on how the NAEP's large-scale reading assessment is evolving in response to changing perceptions of reading development and assessment procedures. Included in the report is an overview of the theoretical framework underlying the assessment, a description of and presentation of reading materials used in the assessment, a discussion of students' performance on constructed-response questions, and a presentation of example questions. Major findings discussed in the report include: (1) at grades 4, 8, and 12, students' average performance was highest on multiple choice questions, somewhat lower on short constructed-response questions, and lowest on extended-response questions; (2) the advantage of female students over male students in reading achievement was more evident for the short constructed-response questions than for multiple-choice questions, and the most evident for extended-response questions; and (3) when demonstrating comprehension of texts that they had selected from a compendium of seven short stories, eighth and twelfth graders demonstrated relative success in answering the constructed-response questions. Also included in the report are results of students' performance in reading for different purposes. Finally, two special studies conducted in 1992 are highlighted in the report--a literary selection task and a comparison of oral and written responses to comprehension questions. Contains 31 tables and five figures of data. A procedural appendix is attached. (RS)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Alternative Assessment.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Grade 12.  |  Grade 4.  |  Grade 8.  |  Intermediate Grades.  |  Reading Achievement.  |  Reading Comprehension.  |  Reading Research.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Sex Differences.  |  Student Evaluation.  |  National Assessment of Educational Progress Text Factors  |  Reading Uses
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ  |  Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Center for the Assessment of Educational Progress
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