ERIC Number: ED199263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Procedural Handbook: 1978-79 Writing Assessment.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
The third (1978-79) of three writing assessments conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is reported. The writing achievement of American 9-, 13-, and 17-year-olds was surveyed using a deeply stratified, multistage probability sample design. The specific procedures used in the assessment to develop objectives and exercises, draw the assessment sample, prepare materials for the assessment, administer and score the items and analyze the results are described. In addition to reporting national results, data are provided about the performance of population subgroups within the national population, defined by sex, race, region of the country, size and type of community lived in, level of parental education, grade in school, etc. Approximately 22,500 9-year-olds, 30,500 13-year-olds, and 27,500 17-year-olds participated with between 2,100 and 2,700 students responding to each booklet. Most of the writing exercises were open-ended and of the following types: (1) holistic; (2) primary trait; (3) essay cohesion; (4) paragraph coherence; (5) syntax; and (6) mechanics. The report includes appendices, a glossary of NAEP terms and a bibliography. (RL) Primary type of information provided by report: Procedures (Overview).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), 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