ERIC Number: ED085127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
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National Assessment and Rural Education.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) became a continuing project of the Education Commission of the States on July 1, 1969. Its primary aim is to obtain information on how well educated young people are and where the country's education problem areas lie. NAEP exercises have been constructed to provide information by 3 divisions: (1) what all or almost all children are learning, (2) what the most advanced are learning, and (3) what the middle or "average" children are learning. The accumulated test results will serve the purpose of differentiated assessment of the overall progress of education. NAEP defined 192 separate populations for testing by the following subdivisions: sex, race, geographic region, age group, community size and type, and socioeconomic level. This report discusses rural education and national assessment for reading, writing, citizenship, science, and literature. Objectives, samples of test questions used, test results, and implications for rural schools are discussed. A brief historical overview; the assessment procedures and schedule; and the social and psychological, cultural, economic, political, and military implications are also covered. (NQ) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Program Description.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Citizenship, Intelligence, Literature, National Norms, Needs, Reading Achievement, Rural Education, Science Education, Student Evaluation, Writing Skills
National Educational Laboratory Publishers, Inc., 813 Airport Boulevard, Austin, TX 78702 (Stock Number EC-004, $2.50)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress