ERIC Number: ED309990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Mathematics in 1990 by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Recommendations.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
For almost 20 years, student achievement in the United States has been measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reported in recent years as "The Nation's Report Card." Based on a sample size of 25,000 students at each of three grade levels, it has provided the only data that reflect in a comprehensive way what students in the United States know and can do in various subject areas. It has provided: (1) descriptive information about student strengths and weaknesses in basic and higher order skills; (2) data comparing groups of students by race and ethnicity, gender, type of community, and region; (3) trend data reflecting the ups and downs of performance over the years; and (4) correlations between achievement and some student experience variables. It has been recommended that this assessment be expanded by NAEP to provide state-by-state comparisons. The purpose of the National Assessment Planing Project is to: (1) provide a general design for national assessment; (2) make recommendations which address state and local questions; and (3) describe the mathematical abilities and content topics on the 1990 National Assessment in Mathematics. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress