Document Number: 6019The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2002 – Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) - The National Assessment of Educational Progress conducted the first TUDA in reading and writing in 2002. Due to the differences in individual state assessments, districts had previously not been able to validly compare themselves to a district in another state. TUDA is designed to make such comparisons possible. Data are disaggregated by gender, race/ethnicity, parents’ highest level of education and eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch. (Anthony D. Lutkus, Arlene W. Weiner, Mary C. Daane and Ying Jin, National Center for Education Statistics, July 2003)...