[kids-lib] The Nation’s Report Card: 2011 NAEP Reading Assessments Are Now Available!

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Dec 11 11:32:10 PST 2012

Oregon’s 4th and 8th grade reading test scores<http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_2011/summary.asp?tab_id=tab2&subtab_id=Tab_1#chart> did not change significantly in 2011 compared with 2009 test scores. Nationally 4th grade test scores stayed about the same too, but national 8th grade test scores show some improvement. These may be good statistics to use in advocacy handouts for library stakeholders, grant applications, and elevator pitches<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevator_pitch>.

[Institute of Education Sciences - Newsflash]

The Nation’s Report Card: Vocabulary Results from the 2009 and 2011 NAEP Reading Assessments Are Now Available!

[2013452]The Nation’s Report Card: Vocabulary Results from the 2009 and 2011 NAEP Reading Assessments presents results for student performance on the systematic measure of vocabulary included in the 2009 and 2011 NAEP reading assessments. While previous NAEP assessments had included some vocabulary questions, the new framework for the 2009 assessment provided criteria for developing vocabulary questions as well as prescribing the number of questions to be included in each comprehension section of the assessment. This systematic assessment of vocabulary allows for NAEP to more fully assess the impact of vocabulary knowledge on students’ comprehension and makes it possible to report on students’ vocabulary performance. Vocabulary questions are designed to assess how well students are able to use words to gain meaning from the passages they read. NAEP vocabulary questions assess whether readers know a word well enough to use it to comprehend the sentence or paragraph in which the word occurs.

Vocabulary results from the 2009 reading assessment are based on nationally
representative samples of 116,600 fourth-graders, 103,400 eighth-graders,
and 44,500 twelfth-graders. Results from the 2011 assessment are based on
samples of 213,100 students at grade 4 and 168,200 students at grade 8. The
reading assessment was not administered at grade 12 in 2011.

Click here<http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_2011/> to find complete 2011 results for the nation, as well as findings from the student, teacher, and school surveys. Download the print report and find additional resources and information from the Reading website<http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_2011/>.

NAEP is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education. The National Assessment Governing Board sets policy for NAEP.

To view the full Vocabulary 2009 and 2011 report please visit http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013452

...connecting research, policy and practice

By visiting Newsflash<http://ies.ed.gov/newsflash/> you may also sign up to receive information from IES<http://ies.ed.gov/> and its four Centers NCES<http://nces.ed.gov/>, NCER<http://ncer.ed.gov/>, NCEE<http://ncee.ed.gov/>, & NCSER<http://ncser.ed.gov/> to stay abreast of all activities within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

To obtain hard copy of many IES products as well as hard copy and electronic versions of hundreds of other U.S. Department of Education products please visit http://www.edpubs.org or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Oregon State Library
Library Development Services
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
ann.reed at state.or.us<mailto:ann.reed at state.or.us>
phone 503-378-5027
fax 503-378-6439

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20121211/556e6506/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: ATT00001.gif
Type: image/gif
Size: 10645 bytes
Desc: ATT00001.gif
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20121211/556e6506/attachment.gif>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: ATT00002.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 12877 bytes
Desc: ATT00002.jpg
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/kids-lib/attachments/20121211/556e6506/attachment.jpg>

More information about the Kids-lib mailing list