ERIC Number: ED206684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Review of Selected Standardized Instruments for Use in Citizenship Assessment. Revised.
DiCostanzo, James L.; And Others
Community Involvement for Responsible Citizenship (CIRC) is a five-year Elementary Secondary Education Act Title IV-C project administered by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Seven school districts formed a community citizenship committee to define citizenship and delineate expectations of citizens living in those communities. To identify strengths and weaknesses of students in each district, a needs assessment was conducted. A three-step process was outlined to construct the instruments comprising the needs assessment in each district. The work reported here constituted the first step: a review of currently available standardized measures in terms of technical construction and relevance of their content to the seven core elements of citizenship. Of the 29 instruments that possibly could be used to measure citizenship eight were recommended without reservations. The effort to locate appropriate standardized instruments met with moderate success. It is recommended that test makers, by addressing citizenship education from the community perspective, construct instruments to measure such elements as those outlined. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: Community Involvement for Responsible Citizenship; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title IV