ERIC Number: ED254543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Bringing the Future Into Focus.
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.
This report describes the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a project designed to keep parents, school officials, and policy makers abreast of the educational realities. Information is collected and reported at regular intervals concerning the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of elementary and secondary school students. NAEP has developed educational objectives based upon the consensus of concerned citizens. Exercises written to fit these objectives are evaluated by educators before being administered to students. The results of each assessment are published, and total results are summarized to indicate the relative performance of specific groups. By regular monitoring of students' progress, NAEP is able to determine developing trends and potential problems. Information about young adults, ages 21 to 25, is also being compiled by NAEP, which reports useful information not only to the federal government but also to the individual states. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress