2007 Trial Urban District Assessment in Reading

2007 Trial Urban District Assessment in Reading - U.S....

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Reading 2007 TRIAL URBAN DISTRICT ASSESSMENT RESULTS AT GRADES 4 AND 8 U.S. Department of Education NCES 2008–455
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The Nation’s Report Card™ informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time. For over three decades, NAEP assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and other subjects. By collecting and reporting information on student performance at the national, state, and local levels, NAEP is an integral part of our nation’s evaluation of the condition and progress of education. Only information related to academic achievement and relevant variables is collected. The privacy of individual students and their families is protected, and the identities of participating schools are not released. NAEP is a congressionally authorized project of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. The Commissioner of Education Statistics is responsible for carrying out the NAEP project. The National Assessment Governing Board oversees and sets policy for NAEP. What is The Nation’s Report Card ? Reading achievement held steady or improved for most districts. At grade 4, the majority of the districts that participated in 2002 had improved scores in 2007. At grade 8, several districts had increases compared with 2005. The results from the NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) make it possible to compare the performance of students in participating urban school districts to that of public school students in the nation, in large central cities (population over 250,000), and to each other. About 37,000 fourth- and eighth-graders from the following 11 urban districts participated in the fourth reading Trial Urban District Assessment in 2007. Six districts at grade 4 and ve districts at grade 8 participated in 2002, ten districts participated in 2003, and eleven in 2005. Atlanta Chicago Los Angeles Austin Cleveland New York City Boston District of Columbia San Diego Charlotte Houston At grade 4 Four districts showed score increases compared with 2002, two districts had higher average scores compared with 2005, and one district had a lower average score in 2007 compared with 2005. Five districts improved their 2007 percentages at or above Basic, and three districts improved their percentages at or above Pro±cient compared with 2002. At grade 8 Two districts showed increases compared with 2002, and four districts had higher average scores compared with 2005. Two districts improved their 2007 percentages at or Basic compared with 2002, and two districts improved their percentages at or above compared with 2005.
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