ERIC Number: ED063101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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National Assessment Report 4 1969-1970 Science: Group Results for Sex, Region, and Size of Community.
Tukey, John W.; And Others
This report is part of the National Assessment on what children know and can do in science. The results are reported in terms of percentages of respondents who provide correct responses to specific exercises. Among the interesting results are the following: (1) Males performed better than females, increasingly through the four National Assessment ages; (2) Females did appreciably better than males on exercises involving knowledge of human birth or reproduction; (3) At all four ages, respondents from the Southeast were successful less often than the respondents from the country as a whole; (4) The other three regions were similar to one another in typical performance, with some regional variations; and (5) Individuals living in urban fringe areas scored the highest and those in large cities the lowest. Appendices include: Definitions of Age, Region and Size of Community; National Percentages of Success; Effects for Region, Size of Community, and Sex for the Science Exercises; and Standard Errors for Region, Size-of-Community, and Sex Effects. (BB) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Subgroup).
Descriptors: Evaluation, National Competency Tests, National Norms, National Surveys, Science Education, Sciences, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Concepts
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Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; National Assessment of Educational Progress, Ann Arbor, MI.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress