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Report of the Technical Review Panel on the 1986 Reading Anomaly, the Accuracy of NAEP Trends, and Issues Raised by State-Level NAEP Comparisons NAEP NCES

Haertel, Edward; Forgione, Pascal D., Jr.; Walberg, Herbert J.; Baldwin, Janet; Bock, R. Darrell; Burstein, Leigh; Carlson, Dale; Chall, Jeanne S.; Guthrie, John T.; Hedges, Larry V.; Melnick, Daniel; Musick, Mark; Pandey, Tej; Schmidt, William H.; Wiley, David E.
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NAEP Report
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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Reading


This report comprises the recommendations and conclusions of a technical review panel that was convened in 1987 by the Center for Education Statistics to examine three broad issues: the apparent lack of comparability between the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1984 and 1986 reading assessments (reading anomaly); the accuracy of NAEP trend data, particularly in reading and mathematics, and apparent inconsistencies between NAEP trend data and those from other major tests; and problems and possible solutions in the expansion of NAEP to include a state-by-state assessment.

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