ERIC Number: ED233965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Citizenship and Social Studies Released Exercises from the 1981-82 Assessment.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
A series of exercises developed and used by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) focusing on citizenship and social studies objectives is provided. Every year since 1969, NAEP has gathered information about levels of educational attainments of 9-, 13-, and 17-year-olds and young adults (26-35) across the nation. Ten learning areas are assessed: art, career and occupational development, citizenship, literature, mathematics, music, reading, science, social studies, and writing. Measurement instruments are constructed from objectives devised by educators, scholars, and lay persons. This document primarily contains assessment instruments (released exercises) of NAEP's third citizenship/social studies assessment (1981-1982). Part 1 briefly explains NAEP's assessment procedures and describes the documentation provided for the various kinds of exercises in the set. Part 2 provides rationales for the questions assessing experience in political discussions and training reference resources, and part 3 discusses the taxonomic and content classifications used to develop and report on cognitive exercises. The remainder of the document contains the entire set of the experience exercises and about one-fourth of the cognitive exercises. The remainder of the cognitive exercises have not been released because they will be administered in the future. Primary type of information provided by the report: Assessment Instrument (Released Exercises). (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adults, Citizenship Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Measures (Individuals), Questionnaires, Social Studies, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08641.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
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