Wednesday, October 19, 2005

NAEP Reading Results

summary from NCES.
Overall Reading Results for California : NAEP
In 2005, the average scale score for eighth-grade students in
California was 250. This was not significantly different from1 their
average score in 2003 (251), and was not significantly different
from their average score in 1998 (252).
California's average score (250) in 2005 was lower than that of the
Nation's public schools (260).
Of the 52 states and other jurisdictions2 that participated in the
2005 eighth-grade assessment, students' average scale scores in
California were higher than those in 1 jurisdiction, not significantly
different from those in 5 jurisdictions, and lower than those in 45
jurisdictions.
The percentage of students in California who performed at or
above the NAEP Proficient level was 21 percent in 2005. This
percentage was not significantly different from that in 2003 (22
percent), and was not significantly different from that in 1998 (21
percent).
The percentage of students in California who performed at or
above the NAEP Basic level was 60 percent in 2005. This
percentage was not significantly different from that in 2003 (61
percent), and was not significantly different from that in 19percent).
Student Percentage at NAEP Achievement Levels

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/stt2005/2006452CA8.pdf
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Perhaps we can slow down the spin if we print the actual summary of the National Asssessment of Education Progress.
See the link for the data on California.
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