ERIC Number: ED111748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
National Assessment and Social Studies Education: A Review of Assessments in Citizenship and Social Studies by the National Council for the Social Studies.
Fair, Jean, Ed.
This report of a study conducted by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) reviews, interprets, and disseminates findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments in citizenship and social studies. The study represents an investigation funded by the Education Commission of the States and coordinated by a special steering committee working under the auspices of NCSS. Chapter titles include: (1) National Assessment and Social Studies Education: The Setting, by Jean Fair; (2) Potential Uses of the National Assessment Model at the State Level and for Accountability Purposes, by Bob L. Taylor; (3) On the Need for Criterion-Referenced Research and Demonstration: A Reaction to the Model of National Assessment in Citizenship, by Joseph C. Grannis; (4) Evaluating Social Studies and Citizenship Education: Some Alternate Approaches, by Michael Scriven; (5) Critique of NAEP Objectives and Procedures: Citizenship and Social Studies, by A. Guy Larkins; (6) Validity of Social Studies and Citizenship Exercises, by Francis P. Hunkins; (7) A Rating of Social Studies Exercises by Social Studies Educators, by June Chapin; (8) An Analysis of a Selected Set of Social Studies Exercises: Knowledge of Institutions, by C. Benjamin Cox; and (9) A Response from the National Assessment, by J. Stanley Ahmann. The appendixes include the NAEP citizenship and social studies objectives, performance evaluations, and a bibliography. (DE) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Interpretation).
Descriptors: Citizenship, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Instruments, Measurement Objectives, Models, National Surveys, Social Studies, Test Validity
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), 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.; National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress