ERIC Number: ED050996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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National Assessment of Educational Progress, Volume 4 Number 3.
Goodwin, Barbara, Ed.
The major part of the newsletter contains a summary of the results of the administration of tests in science and writing to students aged 9, 13, 17, and to adults 26 - 35 in all regions of the United States. The data are compared on the basis of regions (North East, South East, Central, and Western); sex of respondent and size of community (big cities, urban fringes, medium sized cities, and smaller places). Males of all ages performed better on the science tests, but females scored higher on the writing tests. The North East and Central regions performed at or above the national average for both sets of tests at all ages. The South East scores were lower than the national average for all ages and both tests. The Western region showed a less consistent pattern, with 17 year olds and adults performing better than the national average on both tests, 13 year olds below on both tests, and 9 year olds at the average for the science tests, but below for the writing. Large cities and "smaller places" respondents were above the national average, with the average for the urban fringe and medium-sized cities above average. The interpretations of a panel of reviewers are summarized, and the limitations of the results indicated. The newsletter also contains announcements about the organization of the project. (AL) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Overview).
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Evaluation, National Surveys, Research, Science Tests, Scientific Concepts, Testing Programs, Writing Skills
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Ann Arbor, MI.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress