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Stuart Kerachsky Deputy Commissioner National Center for Education Statistics March 24, 2010.

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1 Stuart Kerachsky Deputy Commissioner National Center for Education Statistics March 24, 2010

2 Overview of the 2009 Reading Assessment Administered January – March 2009 to – 178,800 fourth-graders – 160,900 eighth-graders Students read literary and informational texts Questions aligned to three reading processes – Locate and recall – Integrate and interpret – Critique and evaluate 2

3 NAEP Reading Results Results available for grades 4 and 8 for – Nation – 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Department of Defense school system Results reported as – Average scale scores (0–500 scale) – Achievement levels ( Basic, Proficient, Advanced ) 3

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5 Fourth-grade score unchanged from 2007 but remains higher than in earlier years 5

6 Percentages of students performing at or above Basic and Proficient hold steady since

7 Scores for racial/ethnic groups show no change since 2007 but remain higher than in

8 8 White – Black score gap shows no significant change since 2007 but smaller than in 1992

9 9 No significant change in White – Hispanic score gap compared to 2007 or 1992

10 Female – male gap unchanged since

11 Results by family income show no significant change since

12 Private school students outperform public school students 12

13 Scores increase since 2007 in 3 states and decrease in 4 states 13

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15 15 63% of fourth-graders were able to locate a specific detail from the article Sample Question: Locate and Recall

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17 17 Eighth-grade score increases since 2007

18 18 Higher percentages of students at or above Basic and Proficient since 2007

19 19 Scores for all racial/ethnic groups higher than in 2007

20 20 No significant change in White – Black score gap compared to 2007 or 1992

21 21 No significant change in White – Hispanic score gap compared to 2007 or 1992

22 22 Gender gap smaller than in 1992

23 23 Changes in performance vary by family income level

24 Public school students make gains since

25 25 Scores increase since 2007 in 9 states, and no states decline

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27 27 Sample Question: Integrate and Interpret

28 28 Photo Credits: ©Andersen Ross/Photodisc/Getty Images; © Tetra Images/Corbis; ©Jamie Grill/Photographer’s Choice/Getty Images ; © Tetra Images/PunchStock; © iStockphoto For More Information


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