ERIC Number: ED055785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Report 1--Science: National Results. Observations and Commentary of a Panel of Reviewers.
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Ann Arbor, MI.
Presented are five reviews of the National Assessment of Educational Progress results in science. Dr. Mildred Ballou discusses the objectives of the assessment by age level with concern over explanations for responses, social implications, and validity of testing exercises. Wilmer Cooksey comments on the results as viewed by the classroom teacher and interprets results at each age level with implications pertinent to science education. Dr. Richard Merrill discusses the limitations of the study and makes possible suggestions in overcoming those limitations. Dr. Elizabeth Wood defines difficulties and hazards of the project concerning the public and mass media problems with making broad generalizations from specific test items. Dr. Stanley E. Williamson discusses what the National Assessment of Educational Progress in the sciences means to American education and what the National Assessment Program means to science education in the areas of curriculum design and development, and strategies and techniques of teaching. (BB) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Interpretation) (National).
Descriptors: Curriculum, Evaluation, National Competency Tests, National Surveys, Natural Sciences, Science Education, Sciences, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Concepts
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (GPO 830-210, $0.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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