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This report provides selected results from the 2002 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for Utah's public-school students at grades 4 and 8. Since 1992, reading has been assessed in four different years at the state level (at grade 4 in 1992 and 1994, and at both grades 4 and 8 in 1998 and 2002). Utah participated in all of these assessments at grades 4 and 8 and met the criteria for reporting public-school results for both grades. Key findings for grade 4 are: the average scale score for students in Utah was 222, which did not differ significantly from that of 1992 (220) and was higher than that in 1998 (216); students' scale scores in Utah were higher than those in 19 jurisdictions, lower than those in 8 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 20 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in Utah who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 33%, which was not found to differ significantly from that in 1992 (30%) and was greater than that in 1998 (28%). Key findings for grade 8 are: the average scale score for students in Utah was 263, which was not found to differ significantly from that in 1998 (263); students' scale scores in Utah were higher than those in 14 jurisdictions, lower than those in 16 jurisdictions, and the difference was not found to be significant for 16 jurisdictions; and the percentage of students in Utah who performed at or above the "Proficient" level was 32%, which was not found to differ significantly from that in 1998 (31%). After an introduction, the report presents overall results, comparisons between states, reading performance by demographic characteristics, and it discusses moving toward a more inclusive NAEP, and where to find more information. (RS)

Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Grade 4, Grade 8, Middle Schools, National Competency Tests, Reading Achievement, Reading Research, Sex Differences, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Test Results

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Author: Jerry, Laura; Lutkus, Anthony

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10090&id=ED476781



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