ERIC Number: ED412173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
The National Assessment of Educational Progress in U.S. History. ERIC Digest.
Patrick, John J.
This ERIC Digest outlines the methods employed and the results obtained from the 1994 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in U.S. history. NAEP surveys collect information about students' knowledge of core subjects of the school curriculum. This particular survey was administered to a national sample of students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Results of the survey indicate a general lack of competency in the area of U. S. history, especially when compared to other areas sampled in the 1990s by the NAEP. Demographics, institution-type, and teaching style all seemed to play a role in the determining student performance on the survey. The Digest offers recommendations for improving comprehension, recall, and interest in U.S. history. (KCM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 8, Instructional Development, Social Studies, United States History
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
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