ERIC Number: ED080598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Maine Assessment of Educational Progress, Report 2. Results Report 1: Citizenship and Writing, 1972.
Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.
The purpose of the Maine Assessment of Educational Progress (MAEP) in 1972 was to complete the first phase of a 10-year comprehensive needs assessment program involving students in public and non-public schools of the state. The total program is designed to provide specific information about knowledge, skills, understandings, and attitudes in 10 subject areas. The first phase investigated the areas of Citizenship and Writing, using a state-wide probability sample of Maine's 17-year-old student population and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) model. This report discusses sampling considerations, exercise package development, administration and scoring, data analysis plan, descriptive analyses, comparisons with National assessment, and within Maine analyses. The overall Citizenship results showed that there was a tendency for the Maine students to surpass national performance on concern for the well-being of others and respect for their rights as individuals. With respect to the Writing results, it is concluded that more emphasis on scholastic writing opportunities is needed to align Maine student performance with that of the Northeast region and the nation. (For appendixes to the report, which are bound separately, see TM 003 116; for a discussion of the study methodology, see TM 003 117.) (DB) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Procedures (Replication).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Research, Educational Status Comparison, Measurement Instruments, Secondary Education, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Test Interpretation, Test Results, Writing Skills
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Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.