ERIC Number: ED222550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
How Have You Used National Assessment Materials? . . . Responses from Six Educators.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is an ongoing effort to obtain comprehensive and dependable data on national educational achievement. Reports and related assessment materials, such as assessment objectives and items used to measure achievement, have been developed to meet the needs and interests of educators. Several educators described their experiences using NAEP information to improve the learner's education experience. The NAEP model was used in the Kamehameha Schools of Hawaii for program evaluation. At Montana State University, National Assessment test items were used to survey knowledge, skills, and attitudes. NAEP sampling and data gathering procedures were adapted to surveys for use in doctoral research. Studies of science learning and science-related studies were incorporated in research training programs on higher education at Kansas State University. The Cheyenne Mountain School District used NAEP statistics for comparison between their students and an advantaged-urban group. NAEP demonstrated its capability of working with local school districts. The utilization of National Assessment materials in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is described. Test items and statistical data were used as a resource for evaluating and updating curriculum, instructional materials, and teaching in the Whitefish Bay High School. Primary type of information provided by the report: Procedures (Utilization) (Conceptual); Results (Utilization). (DWH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers: Kamehameha Schools HI; Kansas State University; Montana State University; Monterey Peninsula Unified School District CA; National Assessment of Educational Progress; Wisconsin (Whitefish Bay); Wyoming (Cheyenne)