ERIC Number: ED097348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
National Assessment Achievements: Findings, Interpretations and Uses. Report No. 48.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) was created in 1969, and its goals were twofold: to make available the first comprehensive data on the educational attainments of young Americans in 10 learning areas and to measure any growth or decline that takes place in the educational attainments of young Americans. In 7 of the 10 learning areas surveyed nationallyreading, writing, science, music, citizenship, social studies and literature-achievement levels for the poor, the black, those who live in the inner city, in rural communities or the Southeast fall consistently below that of the nation as a whole. Young people who live in the Northeast or in suburban communities, or whose parents had the advantage of post-high school education, consistently demonstrated higher levels of skills and knowledge than the nation as a whole. The remainder of the report is concerned with the assessment of NAEP findings by educators, federal agencies and NAEP, research applications, aiding state efforts, NAEP and local school districts, teacher training and NAEP, and the present and future of NAEP. (RC) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Interpretation) (Utilization).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Information Utilization, National Norms, National Surveys, Racial Differences, Social Differences, Test Interpretation, Test Results
Education Commission of the States, Suite 300, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress