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ERIC Number: ED141214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Social Studies Highlights Report, 1974-75. Bulletin 1459.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
Methodology and results of social studies assessment in Louisiana are reviewed, and student performance is compared to national and southeast regional norms. A total of 15,000 students ages nine, 13, and 17 were surveyed during 1974-75. The assessment instrument covered five major objectives of social studies instruction as identified by a community survey. Some of the questions were based on National Assessment of Educational Progress social studies items. Results show that the nine-year-olds are slightly below the national average and even with peers in the southeast. They score highly in commitment to democratic principles, but have low understanding of the human condition and government machinery. The 13-year-olds score below national and regional averages. Comprehension of governmental apparatus and commitment to democratic principles are both low. The 17-year-olds, also below national and regional averages, have a good understanding of the human condition and the workings of government. However, they have difficulty in reaching conclusions logically. Charts illustrate comparative achievement by age groups. Additional sections of the report (1) compare student performance within state regions, (2) list percentages of correct and incorrect responses to specific questions by age group, and (3) suggest remedial actions for parish, state, and university groups. (AV) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Procedures (Replication).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana