ERIC Number: ED100740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Critique of NAEP Objectives: Citizenship and Social Studies [and] Critique of NAEP Procedures--Task 1. Final Report Parts 1 and 2.
Larkins, A. Guy
The first part of Task 1 of the final report provides a critique of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) objectives. The report represents part of an investigation coordinated by a special Steering Committee working under the auspices of the National Council for the Social Studies. The first section examines whether the objectives meet the NAEP criteria that specialists in the subject area consider authentic from the viewpoint of the discipline, that school people recognize as desirable educational goals, and that parents agree are important for youth to know. The second section analyzes whether objectives meet the National Council for Social Studies Curriculum Guidelines of knowledge, abilities, valuing, and social participation. Section 3 examines whether the current objectives for citizenship and social studies overlap with objectives from other NAEP subject area assessments. Part 2 of the final report on Task 1 examines the criteria and procedures used to develop citizenship and social studies exercises for the assessment. The technical aspects of instrumentation, sampling, data analysis, and procedures are analyzed for validity and reliability. (DE) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Evaluation) (Interpretation).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress