ERIC Number: ED063196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
National Assessment of Educational Progress. 1969-70 Citizenship: Group Results for Sex, Region, and Size of Community. National Assessment Report 6.
Campbell, Vincent N.; And Others
Information on assessment of citizenship achievement is presented in this report which compares 1970 first assessment results for the two sexes, four regions of the country, and four community sizes. Age groups assessed were 9, 13, 17, and 26 through 35 age group; geographical regions were Northeastern, Central, Western, and Southeastern; and community sizes were large cities, urban fringes medium size cities, and smaller towns. Achievements were assessed for nine major citizenship goals. Results are presented as percentages of the respondents who gave the desired response on each item. Findings show that boys and girls achieved about equally at age 9, with a male advantage of about 1% beginning at age 17 and increasing at the adult level. The Northeastern, Central, and Western regions achieved at similar levels, while the Southeast performance usually fell below. Among community sizes, average differences for citizenship results as a whole were small and fairly consistent across age. Appendices include group definitions, citizenship objectives, results for released and unreleased exercises, and procedures for estimating reliability of differences. Related documents are ED 049 111, ED 049 113 and ED 051 246. (Author/SJM) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Subgroup).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Rating, Age Differences, Behavioral Objectives, Citizenship, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Students, High School Students, Measurement Objectives, National Surveys, Political Attitudes, Political Socialization, Sex Differences, Social Studies
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress