ERIC Number: ED085332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
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National Assessment of Educational Progress Newsletter. Volume 6, Number 9.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Published six times a year, the newsletter keeps educators abreast of assessment studies; forthcoming reports; staff announcements, meetings, and services rendered; notes of interest; and publications. The newsletter allows for dissemination of current information of the National Assessment which provides data to measure student knowledge, skills and understandings in ten subject matter areas. The lead article provides findings from a recent report entitled: "Political Knowledge and Attitudes: A Special Social Studies Report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress" which shows that nearly one out of every four young adults in the nation is unaware that the U.S. Constitution contains a statement of his civil rights. Another article concerned with the report reviews misunderstandings about voting ballots among 17-year-olds and discusses comparative levels of political knowledge. Further reports in a series that will present survey findings in other subject areas are announced. Letters to the editors comment on a previous report on the teaching of reading. The newsletter is free to those on the mailing list. A related document is ED 073 007. (KSM) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Overview).
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civics, Civil Rights, Data Analysis, Democratic Values, Educational Assessment, Legal Education, Newsletters, Political Attitudes, Political Science, Public Affairs Education, Social Studies, Surveys, Voting Rights, Youth
Educational Commission of the States, National Assessment of Educational Progress, 700 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 (Free)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
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