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Unformatted text preview: Make an inference based on explicit information in a biographical sketch (MC - ages 13 and 17)
Recognize the meaning of a figure of speech in a short poem (MC)
Recognize a supporting detail in a short document (MC - age 13)
Recognize an explicitly stated fact from a short expository passage (MC)
Retrieve and provide a relevant fact related to the main idea (CR - ages 13 and 17)
Connect explicit details to recognize the main idea (MC) 200
153 Recognize an explicitly stated sequence from an expository passage (MC)
Use details and prior knowledge to infer a speaker (MC)
Recognize explicit information in an expository passage (MC)
Choose the best description of a text feature (MC)
Recognize an explicit detail from a poem (MC) 150
CR Constructed-response question MC Multiple-choice question NOTE: Ages in parentheses indicate a cross-age question. The position of a question on the scale represents the scale score attained by students who had a 65 percent probability of
successfully answering a constructed-response question, or a 74 percent probability of correctly answering a four-option multiple-choice question. For constructed-response questions,
the question description represents students’ performance rated as completely correct. Scores associated with the three performance levels reported for age 9 are boxed. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP),
2012 Long-Term Trend Reading Assessment. TRENDS IN ACADEMIC PROGRESS 2012 9 P ERCENTILE SCORES Thirteen-year-olds make long- and short-term gains
The increase from 1971 to 2012 in the overall average score for 13-year-olds is reflected at all five
percentiles—an indication that students across the performance distribution made gains (figure 4).
The short-term gains since 2008 were not as broad. The overall score increase is reflected only at
the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles.
Figure 4. Trend in NAEP reading percentile scores for 13-year-old students * Significantly different (p < .05) from 2012. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), various years,
1971–2012 Long-Term Trend Reading Assessments. 1 0 THE NATION’S REPORT CARD I TEM MAP What 13-year-olds know and can do in reading
As shown in the item map below, 13-year-olds with a score of 262 were likely to demonstrate the ability to
summarize main ideas in an expository passage in order to provide a text-based description. Students with
a score of 301 on the scale were likely to successfully provide an example to illustrate how the author of the
story created a mood. Age 13 NAEP Reading Item Map
301 Question description Provide an example of language and explain the effect on the reader (CR - age 17)
Provide relevant information about the subject of a biographical sketch and explain why it is important (CR - ages 9 and 17)
Support an opinion about a story using details (CR - ages 9 and 17)
Provide an example to illustrate the author's device for creating a mood (CR - age 17) 300
253 Provide a description that reflects the main idea of a short science passage (CR - ages 9 and 17)
Recognize the meaning of a word as used in a document (MC - age 17)
Infer the meaning of a supporting idea in a biographi...
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