ERIC Number: ED412138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
NAEP 1996 State Assessment Program in Science. Technical Report.
Allen, Nancy L.; Swinton, Spencer S.; Isham, Steven P.; Zelenak, Christine A.
This technical report on the National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1996 State Assessment Program in Science provides an overview of the design, implementation and analysis of the educational assessment including details of sampling design, field administration, preliminary data analysis, and reporting of state results. This report also provides details on the background of the development of the 1996 instrument for science, sample design and selection, state and school cooperation, processing and scoring assessment materials, creation of the database and database products, weighting procedures and variance estimation, theoretical background and philosophy of NAEP scaling procedures, data analysis and scaling for the science assessment program, and conventions used in reporting the results. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, National Competency Tests, Problem Solving, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Sex Differences, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress