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ERIC Number: ED350189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies in British Columbia: Technical Report of the 1989 Social Studies Assessment.
Bognar, Carl J.; And Others
In May 1989, over 100,000 British Columbia (Canada) students in grades 4, 7, and 10 took part in social studies attitude and achievement surveys. All grade 10 teachers were asked to respond to a questionnaire, as were a selected sample of grades 4 and 7 teachers. This report contains the results of that social studies assessment. The report is organized into the following sections: highlights, background and procedures, development of the assessment instruments, social studies achievement of students in regular programs, social studies achievement of students in French programs, student attitudes, the teacher questionnaire, and conclusions and recommendations. A 21-item list of references and six appendices are included: Contributions to the 1989 Social Studies Assessment; Field test schools; Forms 4Q, 7Q, and 10Q; Assessment forms with response distributions; Teacher questionnaires with response distributions; and a position paper on critical thinking. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Assessment, Examinations, and Reporting Branch.
Identifiers: British Columbia