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<span style="font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"">The Nationís Report Card: Vocabulary Results from the 2009 and 2011 NAEP Reading Assessments Are Now Available!<o:p></o:p></span></h4>
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 Nationís Report Card: Vocabulary Results from the 2009 and 2011 NAEP Reading Assessments</span></em><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif""> 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 studentsí comprehension and makes it possible to report on studentsí 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.<br>
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Vocabulary results from the 2009 reading assessment are based on nationally<br>
representative samples of 116,600 fourth-graders, 103,400 eighth-graders,<br>
and 44,500 twelfth-graders. Results from the 2011 assessment are based on<br>
samples of 213,100 students at grade 4 and 168,200 students at grade 8. The<br>
reading assessment was not administered at grade 12 in 2011.<br>
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<a href="http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_2011/">Click here</a> 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 <a href="http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_2011/">Reading website</a>. <br>
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To view the full Vocabulary 2009 and 2011 report please visit <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013452">
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013452</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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