ERIC Number: ED117019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Social Studies Technical Report: Summary Volume. Report No. 03-SS-21.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
This report provides the technical results of the 1971-72 national assessment of social studies. The results are summarized across assessment exercises for the sample. Exhibits include comparison of age for the learning area, of each of the National Assessment's reporting groups with the national level of performance, of the various groups within an age, and of performance on subsets of social studies exercises. The reporting population and subpopulations are categorized according to age, region of the country, sex, race, level of parental education, and type of community. For most of the exhibits, the exercises are divided into the three broad themes of skills, knowledges, and attitudes. Chapters present summary comparison data for exercises related to (1) the skills of obtaining and interpreting information; (2) the knowledge areas of economics, geography, history, and political science; and (3) attitudes about First Amendment rights. Summary comparison data are provided for the overlap exercises of the three basic themes--skills, knowledge, and attitudes. The last chapter includes a copy of the five major social studies objectives and summaries of group results for each objective. Appendix A presents a cross-reference list for all exercises from theme to objective. (Author/DE) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Technical Summary).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Intellectual Development, Measurement Objectives, National Surveys, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Social Differences, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Test Results
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Fund for the Advancement of Education, 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