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ERIC Number: ED139819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Guide for an Assessment of Basic Life Skills.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Basic life skill items developed by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to measure the achievement of 17-year-olds in the following areas are presented: (1) personal finance and consumer protection skills; (2) health maintenance skills; (3) interpersonal skills; (4) family responsibility skills; and (5) career development skills. Items in these five areas are distributed throughout six packages. These items were constructed to measure performance on the objectives listed in Appendix B. These assessment items can be part of a pool individual teachers may choose from; they can be used as instructional tools; or they can be part of a classroom-, school- or district-wide assessment. In the Spring of 1978, NAEP will publish nationwide results for these items. These and the results from a school or school district will allow national comparisons. The more closely NAEP procedures are replicated, the more valid will be comparisons with the national results. In addition to presenting the locations of the various items, the following information is also provided: a short general description of the item; a NAEP number useful for referring to NAEP results when they become available; an outline code referring to skill areas; and an answer key. (RC) Primary type of information provided by report: Assessment Instrument (Objectives); Procedures (Replication).
Descriptors: Career Development, Citizenship, Comparative Testing, Criterion Referenced Tests, Daily Living Skills, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Testing, Grade 11, Guides, High School Seniors, High School Students, Home Economics, Home Management, Interpersonal Competence, Item Banks, Secondary Education, Test Construction, Test Items
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.