ERIC Number: ED410179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Civics. ERIC Digest.
Patrick, John J.
This digest briefly summarizes the contents of the "Civics Framework for the 1998 National Assessment of Educational Progress" in terms of the Framework's development and components including civic knowledge, civic skills, and civic dispositions. The framework may be used to inform and guide curriculum development projects in civics and government for elementary and secondary schools. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a survey mandated by the U.S. Congress, collects and reports information about student achievement in academic subjects such as mathematics, science, reading, writing, history, geography, and civics. The NAEP is a broad indicator of how much and how well students are learning core subjects of the school curriculum. The next National Assessment of Educational Progress in civics and government will be administered in 1998. (CB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Development, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Development, Political Science, Theory Practice Relationship, United States Government (Course)
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress