ERIC Number: ED177170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Basic Life Skills. Technical Report. Report No. 08-BLS-21.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
The 168 items selected for administration to 7,905 17-year olds in 1976-77, were developed from existing National Assessment items and from existing sets of life/coping skills. Skills designated as basic included: career development; citizenship; community resource utilization; consumer protection; family management; health maintenance; and interpersonal competence. Results are summarized as percentages correct for either the best or most acceptable response to a single-part item, or to a certain combination of parts in a multipart item. Results are also summarized on sets of items related to the various skills. Results are reported by geographic region, sex, and grade. The appendices contain guidelines for writing basic skills items; a description of the stratified, multistage probability sample design and of the jackknife method for standard error estimation; and a discussion of nonresponse adjustments and estimated population proportions of reporting groups. (CP) Primary type of information provided by report: Procedures (Scoring).
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Daily Living Skills, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Error of Measurement, Grade 11, Grade 12, High Schools, Item Analysis, National Competency Tests, National Surveys, Research Reports, Response Style (Tests), Sampling, Statistical Data, Test Construction, Test Results
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers: Basic Life Skills; National Assessment of Educational Progress
Note: Tables, pages 13-40, are marginally legible because of small print