ERIC Number: ED355285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-19
Reference Count: N/A
Future of NAEP.
This memorandum presents the report and recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Ad Hoc Committee was created by the National Assessment Governing Board in 1992 to prepare recommendations on non-mandated subjects to be assessed by the NAEP and to prepare a discussion paper on policy issues facing the NAEP. The Committee received 107 written responses to the discussion paper from interested individuals and agencies. Focus groups drawn from similar entities provided further commentary. Unanimity of opinion did not exist among commentators, but the following views were predominant: (1) the NAEP should collect state-level data regularly; (2) the NAEP should reflect current and evolving practices; (3) the NAEP should be independent; (4) achievement levels should be set and used; (5) when possible, the NAEP should be equated with tests from other nations; (6) state and local districts should use the NAEP to link local results with national and international results; (7) Congress should allow states and districts to use NAEP results; and (8) legislation should be amended to permit an annual assessment. Recommendations based on these views are presented. Attachments include a schedule of the NAEP assessment through the year 2000, analysis of discussion paper comments, and alternative scenarios for the future of the NAEP. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Advisory Committees, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Utilization, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Guidelines, Longitudinal Studies, National Competency Tests, National Surveys, Predictive Measurement, School Districts, State Programs, Test Use
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assessment Governing Board, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress