ERIC Number: ED100746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Dissemination--Task 5. [And] Social Studies Educators Rate the NAEP Social Studies Exercises--Task 6. Final Reports.
Fair, Jean; Chapin, June
Tasks 5 and 6 describe the dissemination activities and a rating of the National Assessment for Educational Progress social studies exercises by members of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). The dissemination activities, described in a one page report, include a special issue of the NCSS journal "Social Education," May 1974, and a special brochure. The rest of the document consists of the Task 6 report. Nine NCSS members rated the appropriateness of the social studies exercises for the 1970's. The panel rated the exercises according to the NCSS Curriculum Guidelines of knowledge, abilities, valuing, and social participation; the general desirability of the exercises based on the NCSS guidelines; and the realistic national level of performance that would satisfy the panel's professional judgement. The results for guidelines indicate a small percentage of exercises dealing with social participation, about one-fifth dealing with valuing, and a majority of 46 percent dealing with knowledge. In the general desirability category less than 10 percent of the exercises have a rating of little or some value, while two-thirds of the exercises fall in the area of general desirability. In the category of estimation on the level of performance nationally, the panel thought many of the exercises were too difficult for many students. (DE) Primary type of information provided by report: Procedures (Dissemination); Results (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