ERIC Number: ED356236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-30
Information for National Performance Goals for Education: A Workbook.
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.
Key pieces of information that are currently available and relevant to setting targets for achievement are organized to help inform goal setting. These include levels of academic proficiency during elementary school, middle school, and high school; rates of high school completion; and levels of literacy of young adults. Much of the information is drawn from data produced by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which is the only existing national measure of what students know and can do. This document is not designed to advise how the education goals can be achieved, but is a basis for goal setting by those who are expected to develop national goals in 1990. Twenty-two worksheets contain material about education in the United States in tables and graphs in the areas of mathematics; reading; science; writing; U.S. history; proficiency scores for Black, Hispanic, and White students; gender gaps; prose literacy; document literacy; quantitative literacy; literacy attainments in occupations; and high school completion. An appendix describes the NAEP scale levels. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Graduates, Literacy, National Programs, Performance, Performance Based Assessment, Student Evaluation, Testing Programs, Workbooks, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress