ERIC Number: ED120211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
State Assessment of Educational Progress in North Carolina, 1973-74, Cultural Arts, Grade 3.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Research.
A representative sample of about 2,500 third-graders took the Cultural Arts Test, a perception survey which was part of the 1973-74 State Assessment of Educational Progress in North Carolina. The test dealt with students' perceptions of their own competence, interests, preferences, and happiness in the cultural arts; of their teachers. and principals' cultural arts interests; of in-school and out-of-school arts activities; of exposure to artists and objects; and of the general areas of self, parents; peers, teachers, and school. Questions were asked related to four specific cultural arts areas: visual arts, music, dance, and speech/drama/poetry. Throughout the test, the visual arts received more positive responses than any of the other three areas. These positive rankings might be considered typical: (1) visual arts, (2) speech/drama/poetry, (3) music, and (4) dance. Results are presented by race and sex, region, family income level, and parental education level. There were differences among students with varying backgrounds, but these differences were not consistent across all the sets of items and across all four cultural arts areas. The Cultural Arts Test is appended. (RC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Research.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina