ERIC Number: ED326578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep-24
Reference Count: N/A
Using National Assessment of Educational Progress Data To Improve Student Achievement and Citizenship: A Discussion Guide for Teachers and Administrators.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data included in America's Challenge: Accelerating Academic Achievement, indicate the scope of the task of reaching the National Goal for Education on Student Achievement and Citizenship. This discussion guide focuses on the five corollary objectives of the National Goal, which are to: (1) increase the academic performance of elementary and secondary school students in every quartile and achieve a distribution of minority students in each level that more closely reflects the student population as a whole; (2) increase the percentage of students who demonstrate the ability to reason, solve problems, apply knowledge, and write and communicate effectively; (3) involve students in activities that promote and demonstrate good citizenship, community service, and personal responsibility; (4) increase the percentage of students who are competent in more than one language; and (5) make students knowledgeable about the diverse cultural heritage of the nation and the world community. Under each objective the guide provides brief comments about the NAEP data in America's Challenge and other research findings, some illustrative graphics, and several discussion questions designed to help teachers and administrators re-examine current practices in their schools in order to find ways to better educate their students. (TJH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Citizen Participation, Cultural Awareness, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Discussion, Guidelines, Minority Groups, National Competency Tests, Second Language Learning, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress