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University of Central Florida

2009

Educational Leadership

Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965

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A Comparison Of Eighth Grade Reading Scores By State And By The Four Census-Defined Regions Identified By Naep, William Gordon Ii Jan 2009

A Comparison Of Eighth Grade Reading Scores By State And By The Four Census-Defined Regions Identified By Naep, William Gordon Ii

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This study provided information for policymakers and practitioners by comparing performance of eighth grade students in 2007 on state standardized reading assessments and by the four census-defined regions identified by NAEP. NCLB required states to set their own performance standards and to create their own data collection instruments resulting in increased transparency of student performance data and a lack of uniform accountability systems. The inability of educators, policy-makers, and the general public to make state-by-state comparisons in the area of reading was the catalyst for the study. NAEP data were collected from NCES and state performance data were collected from ...