ERIC Number: ED243944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-25
Reference Count: 0
Danger: Work on Higher Levels.
Lapointe, Archie E.
The Assessment Policy Committee of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has directed the NAEP staff to focus the 1985-86 Assessments of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Computer Competence on the higher-order skills. Each Learning Area Committee worked independently developing three-dimensional models. These defined what could be known (a single-step cognitive process), what could be used (two cognitive steps), and what could be synthesized and applied to new situations (three or more steps). While it was decided to exploit the discoveries of modern cognitive theory, every attempt will be made to define categories so that references back to the Bloom taxonomy used in the last two assessments will be possible. The statements of learning objectives that were hammered out by each Committee are currently being reviewed by scores of experts, teachers, and lay people. When this step is complete, each Learning Area Committee will be reconvened to finalize the objectives. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blooms Taxonomy; National Assessment of Educational Progress
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (New Orleans, LA, April 24-26, 1984).