ERIC Number: ED411327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
NAEP 1996 Trends in Academic Progress. Achievement of U.S. Students in Science, 1969 to 1996; Mathematics, 1973 to 1996; Reading, 1971 to 1996; Writing, 1984 to 1996. Report in Brief.
Campbell, Jay R.; Voelkl, Kristin E.; Donahue, Patricia L.
An important feature of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is its ability to document trends in academic achievement on core curriculum areas over an extended period of time. This report presents the major results of the NAEP 1996 science, mathematics, reading, and writing long-term assessments. These results chart trends going back to the first year in which each NAEP assessment was given: 1969-1970 in science, 1973 in mathematics, 1971 in reading, and 1984 in writing. Trends in average performance over these periods are discussed for students at ages 9, 13, and 17 for science, mathematics, and reading, and for grades 4, 8, and 11 for the writing assessment. Trends in average performance differences between White and Black Students, White and Hispanic students, and male and female students are also discussed. In general, the trends in science and mathematics show early declines or relative stability followed by improved performance. In reading and writing the results are somewhat mixed; although some modest improvement is evident in the trend for reading assessments, few indications of positive trends were evident in the writing results. More in-depth understanding is achieved by examining the types of abilities associated with different levels on the NAEP scale and the percentages of students who have gained these levels across the trend assessment. This information is summarized. (Contains four figures and nine tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Ability, Academic Achievement, Core Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Mathematics Achievement, Racial Differences, Reading Achievement, Science Education, Sex Differences, Trend Analysis, Writing (Composition)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress