ERIC Number: ED191888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Inventory of Educational Progress. Citizenship Curricular Analyses and Teacher Expectation Results.
Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
Curricular analyses, written by experienced teachers and experts, of the 1978 Illinois Inventory of Educational Progress (IIEP) results and teacher expectations regarding citizenship are presented. A random sample of 7,200 Illinois students within 360 schools (grades 4, 8, 11) were tested; results reflected their educational performance in these areas: the structure and function of government, constitutional rights and responsibilities, current issues, attitudes about citizenship education, and the frequency with which some topics were treated in school. General conclusions emerging from the curricular analyses included the following: most students seem adequately prepared in citizenship; students knew more about federal than state and local government; the higher the grade level, the greater was the knowledge about citizenship; one quarter of the grade 8 and grade 11 students claimed not to have had courses in government; a majority said courses did not increase their interest in government, public affairs or politics. Citizenship teachers in sampled schools responded to a survey asking them to estimate the percentage of students who would obtain the correct answer to each citizenship item. Teacher expectations at the three grade levels corresponded quite closely to actual student performance. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.