ERIC Number: ED189731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-8
Reference Count: 0
National Assessment: Policy Decision Information.
Forbes, Roy H.
The purpose of the National Assessment of Educational Progress is to determine what young Americans know and can do, and to measure changes in their educational achievement over time. Several learning areas are monitored: reading and literature, writing, mathematics, science, social studies and citizenship, art, music, and career and occupational development. Each area is assessed every four to eight years through representative sampling of students and non-students at ages nine, thirteen, seventeen, and from twenty-six to thirty-five. National results are reported for each age group by region, sex, race, size and type of community, and level of parental education. Technical reports are prepared for use by the public, by policy makers, and by practitioners. Currently an effort is underway to increase the utilization of the information provided by the National Assessment program, which can be used directly or indirectly at several levels of program planning. This document describes several typical and possible uses for the assessment products available through the program. (Author/PGD) Primary type of information provided by report: Program Description (Program Goals) (Publications); Procedures (Utilization).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).