ERIC Number: ED230619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Director's Report to the Congress on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Sweet, Robert W., Jr.
This report is in compliance with Section 405(k) of the General Education Provisions Act which states that the Director of the National Institute of Education (NIE) provide for a review of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) at least once every three years and provide for public comment on its conduct and usefulness. To obtain the congressionally required public comments on the conduct and usefulness of the National Assessment, NIE surveyed chief state school officers, state assessment directors, professional education associations and organizations, and educational researchers. In addition, prior evaluations of NAEP were reviewed and selected papers which address various aspects of NAEP were commissioned. This report reviews the origins of the National Assessment (Chapter 1), describes its present procedures, design, and methodology (Chapter 2), summarizes its major findings (Chapter 3), discusses its uses (Chapter 4), presents reactions to NAEP (Chapter 5), and sets forth NIE's recommendations (Chapter 6). Primary type of information provided by report: Program Description (Legislative Requirement). (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress