ERIC Number: ED249151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Education Interpretive Report. 1983-84.
Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Student performance on the 1983-84 Michigan Educational Assessment Program's social studies assessment test is examined. The purpose of the test was to collect statewide sample data on how well public school students in Michigan are learning, based on a selected set of social studies objectives. A random sample of each type of school community in Michigan was identified. From schools in these communities over 4,400 pupils in grades 4, 7, and 10 were selected for testing. With a few exceptions, attainment levels were low at each grade level. Sections noting highlights of the assessment by grade level and commenting on findings and implications are followed by the major portion of the report, which details objectives tested and assessment results. For each grade level the following information is presented: the attitude, knowledge, and skill objectives tested; a test item which illustrates how each objective was measured; the attainment rate; and recommendations for curriculum improvement. The appendices contain a fact sheet on the assessment, a list of districts tested, and an item and objective match and answer key for each test. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.