ERIC Number: ED197607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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The National Assessment of Educational Progress, Foreign Language Education, and the Future.
Martin, Wayne H.
The background and mandate of the National Assessment of Educational Progress are reviewed. This organization is charged by the federal government with the task of compiling and disseminating data on changes and trends in the educational attainments of young Americans. The methodology by which NAEP conducts its objectives development, item development, data collection, reporting, and services is described. To date, NAEP has conducted no assessments in the area of foreign languages, since foreign language education has not been viewed as meeting the criterion of ubiquity in the U.S. school system and among the student population. Recognition of the role foreign languages play in the educational system may influence NAEP to extend its commitment to this discipline. (JB) Primary type of information provided by report: Program Description (Operating Procedures).
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Publication Type: Reports - General
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress