ERIC Number: ED363667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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Using Opportunity To Learn Items in Elementary and Secondary National Surveys.
Bobbitt, Sharon A.
Information on opportunity to learn can be collected in national surveys primarily in terms of the written curriculum or the real curriculum (what is actually taught). Questions of this sort are asked in several national surveys, with the most comprehensive being in the National Education Longitudinal Survey of 1988. Other national surveys for which some curriculum information is collected include the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the Schools and Staffing Survey, and the Fast Response Survey System. The information collected on curriculum and course content in each of these surveys is described. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will also begin to collect some information on topic coverage at the elementary school level with the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study in 1996. In a longer term project, the school quality project, the NCES will examine the measurement of opportunity to learn and how to collect data about it. These efforts will help create a better understanding of the definition and measurement of opportunity to learn. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey; Fast Response Survey System; National Assessment of Educational Progress; Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)