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ERIC Number: ED141135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
National Assessment of Educational Progress. Science Technical Report: Summary Volume.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Each year since 1969, National Assessment has gathered information about levels of achievement. This report summarizes the National Assessment study of changes in science achievement for 9-year-olds, 13-year-olds, and 17-year-olds attending schools. Having assessed achievements in science twice, National Assessment can report information on the progress or decline of knowledge in science. Highlights of the study indicate that knowledge of fundamental scientific facts and principles as measured by National Assessment declined among American students between 1969 and 1973. Other data indicate the gap between students in the Southeast and other parts of the nation narrowed between 1969 and 1973. Performance of boys continued to exceed those of girls. Performance of white students also continued to exceed those of blacks. Numerous tables and figures are used to present data. (RH) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Technical Summary).
Descriptors: Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Evaluation, Predictor Variables, Science Education, Secondary School Science
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress