ERIC Number: ED155125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Art Technical Report: Summary Volume. Selected Results from the First National Assessment of Art.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Summaries of results are presented for student achievement on art exercises from a national art assessment program conducted during 1974-75. Two technical reports document the results of the national assessment. Exercise-by-exercise results are reported in the "Art Technical Report: Exercise Volume" (see TM 006 981). This report, a companion to the Exercise Volume, summarizes results across sets of exercises for various groups of students. The introduction explains how national percentages and differences from the national percentage were derived. Chapter one offers summary statistics on students' achievement on art knowledge exercises. Males' achievement levels were significantly higher than the national average. Blacks performed below the national level, and whites performed slightly above it at all ages. Chapter two reviews affective response summary data. Questions on this part of the assessment dealt with students' attitudes toward art and their open-mindedness toward different styles of art. Whites showed slightly more positive responses than did blacks. In general, degree of participation in art activities influenced degree of positive responses. Chapter three shows a juxtaposition of achievement levels for art knowledge and art affective responses by age groups. For example, it is shown that at age nine, more males than females were positively oriented toward art, but neither males nor females performed significantly differently from the national average on art knowledge. (AV) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Technical Summary).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Measures, Age Groups, Art, Cognitive Tests, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Measurement, National Surveys, Race, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data)
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Suite 700, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295 ($6.15 paperbound)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Note: Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to small type size of much of the original document; Funding information on page iii has been removed by ERIC; For a related document, see TM 006 981