ERIC Number: ED340751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Academic Progress. Achievement of American Students in Science, 1970-90, Mathematics, 1973-90, Reading, 1971-90, and Writing, 1984-90. Data Summary.
Owen, Eugene H., Comp.
This report summarizes data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which has been monitoring the scholastic achievement of America's 9-, 13-, and 17-year-olds since 1969. The 1990 NAEP trend data provide several ways of describing changes in student achievement in each curriculum area. For science, mathematics, and reading, the NAEP has used proficiency scales developed through item response theory to summarize student achievement across questions and to give a basis for describing overall student achievement in each area. Trends are presented for science, mathematics, reading, and writing overall, and for the following demographic subpopulations: (1) racial and ethnic groups (White, Black, and Hispanic American students); (2) gender; and (3) region (Northeast, Southeast, Central, and West). Trends in percentages of student at or above proficiency levels are summarized for five levels for each subject area. Comparative statistics are provided for selected NAEPs between 1970 and 1990. Thirteen figures show trends for the subject areas in graph form. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Demography, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Geographic Regions, Graphs, Hispanic Americans, Mathematics Achievement, National Surveys, Racial Differences, Reading Achievement, Science Achievement, Sex Differences, Statistical Data, Trend Analysis, White Students, Writing Achievement
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress