ERIC Number: ED233966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Procedural Handbook: 1981-82 Mathematics and Citizenship/Social Studies Assessments.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Procedures for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments of 9-, 13-, and 17-year-old students in mathematics and citizenship/social studies are outlined. An overview of NAEP's operation is followed by descriptions of the formulation of mathematics and citizenship/social studies objectives, development and field testing of exercises, preparation of assessment materials, and data collection. Scoring of instruments is discussed in terms of quality control, training scorers, and characteristics of scoring in the specific subject areas. The discussion of data analysis focuses on exercise and group-level analysis, measurement of differences in performance over time, precautions for data analysis, and estimating variability in achievement measures. The remainder of the overview briefly covers background variables; data origins; characteristics of the respondent questionnaire, respondent data, school principal's questionnaire, and instructional program questionnaire; school and sampling records; and derived data. Appendices, which comprise more than half the document, include 15 sets of citizenship/social studies and mathematics background questions and instructional program questionnaires, background information and statistical tables on the method of reducing random variability of estimated population proportions, a glossary of NAEP terminology, and problems in inference due to the type of data and complications in analysis. Primary type of information provided by report: Procedures (overview). (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level, Mathematics Education, Measures (Individuals), Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Social Studies, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data)
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08641.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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