ERIC Number: ED212538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Art and Young Americans, 1974-79: Results from the Second National Art Assessment.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
This report presents and compares the results of the first and second art assessments conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 1974-75 and 1978-79. The achievement and attitudes of approximately 7,500 9-year-olds, 11,000 13-year-olds, and 13,500 17-year-olds were surveyed. The report consists of an introduction to the studies and six chapters. Major findings are discussed and survey information about the amount and kind of art experiences young Americans are having in and out of school is presented. The extent to which and the ways in which students value art are examined along with knowledge about art history and styles. How young people perceive, describe, analyze, and judge art is also investigated in detail. Results of a series of exercises requiring design and drawing skills are presented in a final chapter. Encouraging findings include the following. Nine-year olds' performance on the second assessment stayed much the same as it was in the first assessment. Museum visitation has increased for 9- and 13-year olds. Nineteen percent of the 17-year-olds and 15% of the 13-year-olds succeeded in putting expressive content into their drawings of angry people. There were also findings which were troublesome. Some examples include the following. Thirteen-year-olds declined 2.2 percentage points between assessments. Seventeen-year-olds declined 1.9 points between assessments. In general, tolerance for nonconventional art decreased considerably between 1974 and 1979. Appendix material includes art objectives and scoring guides for the drawing exercises. Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Selective) (Change). (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Expression, Art History, Comparative Analysis, Design, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, National Surveys, Student Attitudes
National Assessment of Educational Progress, 1860 Lincoln St., Suite 700, Denver, CO 80295 ($8.90).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; 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