ERIC Number: ED104723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
National Assessments of Science, 1969 and 1973: A Capsule Description of Changes in Science Achievement. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
This report includes a capsule description of changes in science achievement, as part of the National Assessment study of changes in science achievement for 9-year-olds, 13-year-olds, and 17-year-olds attending schools. Concrete information is presented in the progress or decline of knowledge in science. It is reported that knowledge of fundamental scientific facts and principles has declined among American students. Data reported are based on an estimate of the percentage of individuals in a given age population who responded acceptably to a given question. To assess the growth or decline in attainment on a given question, the difference between performance in 1969-70 and 1972-73 was obtained. National results by age level are reported. Also presented is how groups of individuals responded to certain exercises. The groups are characterized by age, sex, race, region of the country, level of parental education, and size and type of community. A brief section includes putting the data into perspective. (Author/EB) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Change) (Overview).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, National Programs, National Surveys, Science Education, Student Evaluation, Surveys, Test Results
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Order Science Report No. 04-S-00; $0.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress