ERIC Number: ED081638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Report 7, Science: Group and Balanced Group Results for Color, Parental Education, Size and Type of Community, and Balanced Group Results for Region of the Country and Sex.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Report 7 from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a project of the Education Commission of the States, is based on the results of a 1969-70 survey designed to measure the scientific knowledge of the nation's children and young adults. This report is a completely revised edition of a previously published preliminary volume (ED 067 220). The results cover the performance of Blacks, of respondents with differing levels of parental education, and from different types of communities. Blacks performed between 11.8 and 15.8 percent below the national average at the four age levels tested: 9, 13, 17 and young adults (26-35). When results were adjusted for disproportionate type of community, parental education, sex, and regional representation, the median results for Blacks were still below national results, but by amounts substantially less than those which do not take the balancing factors into account. The residual disadvantages were between -7.7 and -11.0 percent for the four age groups. Blacks performed best on those science exercises most dependent upon daily experience and common knowledge, and poorest on those which involve a detached research attitude toward the objects and phonomena of science. (Author/JR) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Subgroup).
Descriptors: Achievement, Black Community, Ethnic Groups, Evaluation, National Competency Tests, Science Education, Student Characteristics, Testing
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress