ERIC Number: ED403164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Science Framework for the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress. NAEP Science Consensus Project.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.; National Center for Improving Science Education, Washington, DC.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
This document contains the Framework and rationale for assessing science achievement of students throughout the United States in 1996. It provides a general overview of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), describes the 1996 NAEP Science Framework adopted by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), and reviews the process by which the Framework was developed. Chapters include: (1) "The Nature of Science and the Science Curriculum"; (2) "The Framework for the 1996 NAEP Science Assessment"; (3) "Desired Attributes of the Assessment"; and (4) "Characteristics of Assessment Exercises." Appendices include Fields of Science, Examples of Themes by Grade Level, Science Content Outlines (Excerpts), and Consensus Committees and Project Staff. Contains 14 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, National Competency Tests, Science Education, Science Tests
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Assessment Governing Board, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.; National Center for Improving Science Education, Washington, DC.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress