ERIC Number: ED051245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
National Assessment of Educational Progress. 1969-1970 Writing: National Results.
Norris, Eleanor L.; And Others
National results for writing, one of the three subject areas assessed during the first year of data collection by National Assessment, are presented in this volume. National results for the other two subjects, science and citizenship, are presented in separate volumes. The purpose of this project is to explore whether an assessment of educational outcomes is possible, and, if so, to develop the plan and methods for conducting it. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) of Princeton, N.J., developed the objectives and exercises in writing, working with subject matter experts and others concerned with educational planning. Four broad objectives were defined: (1) write to communicate adequately in a social situation, (2) write to communicate adequately in a business or vocational situation, (3) write to communicate adequately in a scholastic situation, (4) appreciate the value of writing. Examples of types of behaviors expected at each of the four age levels (ages 9, 13, 17 and adults) are spelled out. The percentage of respondents who were able to complete each writing task successfully is shown. A number of writing tasks were given at more than one age and thus allow comparisons between ages. Results of these comparisons are given. The exercises reported here show what people at four age levels know, what they can do, and what their attitudes are in one subject area, writing. Five appendices are included. For related document, see TE 002 475. (CK) Primary type of information provided by report: Assessment Instrument (Released Exercises); Results (Exercise Level) (National).
Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavioral Objectives, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Objectives, Writing Skills
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Ann Arbor, MI.
Identifiers: Educational Testing Service; National Assessment of Educational Progress
Note: National Assessment Report 3