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ERIC Number: ED071982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 15
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The National Assessment of Citizenship: Implications for Social Studies Research.
Fox, Karen F. A.
In this paper the National Assessment of citizenship's objectives, procedures, exercises, and findings are considered as a source of implications for further research in the area of social studies. First, the methodology of National Assessment can be used as a model for developing objectives, and for devising exercises to measure attainment of social studies objectives. Social studies curricula now depend highly upon standardized tests which compare each student with the average performance of all students, emphasize the average range, and require each respondent to answer all items. In contrast, National Assessment instruments are criterion-referenced, measuring the performance of groups of students, are geared to the ability of the high, average, and low student, and employ a sampling matrix. Secondly, the materials and exercises are available to researchers and have application to other areas in the social studies. Lastly, National Assessment data at their disposal, social studies researchers can interpret, apply and extend the findings in numerous ways. (SJM) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Procedures (Utilization).
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress