ERIC Number: ED412169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The National Assessment of Educational Progress in Geography. ERIC Digest.
Stoltman, Joseph P.
This ERIC Digest describes the development of the 1994 National Assessment of Educational Progress for geography and the results from that examination of geographic knowledge and skills of students in grades four, eight, and twelve. The assessment format utilized multiple-choice questions and constructed-response questions. Results were reported by the achievement levels of basic, proficient, and advanced. Major conclusions include: (1) too many students in the United States do not demonstrate achievement of essential content and skills in geography; and (2) analytical thinking and writing skills are important to the study of geography for the content interpretation and processing of geographic information. Sections of the Digest include: (1) Introduction; (2) "The Framework"; (3) "Report of Student Performance"; (4) "Relationships of Home and School Experiences to Student Performance"; and (5) "Conclusions." Eight additional resources available in ERIC are cited. (EH)
Descriptors: Achievement, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Geography, Geography Instruction, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 8, National Competency Tests, Norm Referenced Tests, Social Studies, Standardized Tests
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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