ERIC Number: ED028515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
What's the Score on National Assessment?
Brain, George B.
Due to the lack of any national assessment of educational achievement, the Committee on Assessing the Progress of Education (CAPE) was chartered as a nonprofit corporation to assess the quality and progress of American education, to determine the extent to which U.S. universities, colleges, and schools are meeting their responsibilities in their separate fields, and to promote public interest for improving educational quality. Nationwide achievement tests will be administered initially to 32,000 17-year-olds, or about one percent of the 17-year-old population. Subsequently, three other groups will be included--17-year-olds out of school, 26-35-year-olds, and 9-13-year-olds. The initial tests will be in the areas of writing, science, and citizenship. Standardized procedures will be used. The tests will be given simultaneously in four geographic areas (Northeast, Southeast, Central, West) and in four types of communities (large cities, middle sized cities, small cities, and rural areas). Two socioeconomic levels will be distinguished (above and below poverty) as well as both sexes. The project will be funded jointly by the Federal government and foundations. (HW)
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Identifiers: Committee on Assessing the Progress of Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Amer. Assn. of School Admin. (101st, Atlantic City, N.J., Feb. 15-19, 1969).