ERIC Number: ED396993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Results from the NAEP 1994 Geography Assessment--At a Glance.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This brief report highlights the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment of geography conducted with students in grades 4, 8, and 12 in 1994. Major findings include: (1) the average score of students in grade 4 was 206, 260 in grade 8, and 285 in grade 12 on a scale from 0 to 500 with achievement levels of Basic, Proficient, and Advanced; (2) at all grade levels, approximately 70 percent of students were able to reach the Basic level; and (3) the Proficient level was reached by 22 percent of fourth graders, 28 percent of eighth graders, and 27 percent of twelfth graders. On individual assessment tasks, students demonstrated a range of competencies, including using maps, illustrations, and interpretation of data. Major findings for student subgroups are analyzed, and contextual factors related to geography performance are discussed. (EH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Assessment of Educational Progress