ERIC Number: ED377219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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NAEP State Reports in Mathematics: Valuable Information for Monitoring Education Reform.
Hambleton, Ronald K.; Cadman, Sharon F.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a congressionally mandated national assessment program, can provide valuable data to educational policy makers in Massachusetts and other New England states concerning the status of their educational reform initiatives and performance standards. The three purposes of this paper are: (1) to describe the NAEP and its goals and structure, (2) to present some of the results of the 1992 Mathematics NAEP Assessment as an example of the utility of this national assessment program, and (3) to highlight ways in which background data collected by the NAEP can be helpful in interpreting assessment results and monitoring educational reform. Massachusetts and other New England states aspire to have performance standards that approximate national and international standards of excellence. The NAEP provides an excellent database to influence the standard-setting process, and therefore should be of considerable interest to policy makers who are serious about setting meaningful performance standards and monitoring the quality of educational progress. Includes 10 tables. (Contains 5 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress