ERIC Number: ED113381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Update on Education: A Digest of the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Johnson, Simon S.
Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has gathered census-like information about levels of educational achievement across the country and reported its findings to the nation. Individuals were selected for examination so that the levels of achievement they demonstrated would be representative of the achievement of the entire country. Individuals were selected from four age levels--nine, 13, 17 and 26 through 35--which correspond to four key stages in the education of most individuals: the end of primary school, junior high school, high school and a few years past the end of formal schooling. The individuals were also classified according to region of the country, sex, race, parental education and size and type of community to provide additional information about types of schools and students. Achievement levels of young Americans in seven assessment areas are described in this volume--science, social studies, music, literature, reading, writing, and citizenship. Results of the seven assessments indicate that there are serious disparities in the achievement levels of various groups within the nation. The results indicate the degree of that disparity. (RC) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Summary).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adults, Citizenship, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Regions, Literature, Music, National Surveys, Parent Background, Racial Differences, Reading, Sciences, Sex Differences, Social Studies, Test Results, Writing (Composition)
Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln St., Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($5.95)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; 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