A Survey of Reading Habits: Theme 4, Literature

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Education Commission of the States, 1973 - 261 pages
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Page v - After careful reviews, these objectives are given to exercise (item) writers, whose task it is to create measurement tools appropriate to the objectives. When the exercises have passed extensive reviews by subject-matter specialists...
Page v - NAEP surveys the educational attainments of 9-year-olds, 13-yearolds, 17-year-olds and adults (ages 26-35) in 10 learning areas: art, career and occupational development, citizenship, literature, mathematics, music, reading, science, social studies and writing.
Page vi - Parental Education. The four parental education categories are defined by the highest level of education attained by either of a person's parents. The no high school category is comprised of all people who indicated that neither parent went to high school.
Page vii - ... c. Extreme affluent suburb. Individuals in this group attend schools within the city limits or residential area served by a city with a population greater than 150,000; the area served by the school consists primarily of professional or managerial personnel. d. Rest of big city. These are students attending schools in a big city (population greater than 200,000) who are not included in either the extreme inner city or extreme affluent suburb groups. e. Medium size city. Individuals in this category...
Page v - The people who comprise those samples are chosen in such a way that the results of their assessment can be generalized to an entire national population. That is, on the basis of the performance of...
Page vii - Suburban Fringe. People in this group attend schools in the metropolitan area served by a city with more than 200,000 inhabitants; the school and the area it serves are outside of the city limits.
Page vii - ... of Commerce. 5. Size and type of community (STOC) : These categories apply only to respondents enrolled in school at the time of the assessment. The seven groups were defined as follows : a. Extreme inner city. People in this category attend schools in cities with populations greater than l50,000; the schools serve areas in which a high proportion of the residents are on welfare or are not regularly employed.

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