ERIC Number: ED414163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
The National Assessment of Educational Progress, 1996. NAEP Grade 8 Science.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability/Testing.
This report was drawn from the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and describes the science performance of eighth grade students in North Carolina. It compares results for various groups of students within that population and examines the results for individual demographic groups as well as individual background questions. The 1996 NAEP science framework is structured according to a matrix that consists of the fields of earth science, physical science, and life science crossed with processes of knowing and doing science such as conceptual understanding, scientific investigation, and practical reasoning. This NAEP 1996 Science State Report for North Carolina consists of sections that provide information on what was assessed, who was sampled, and how the results are reported; the distribution of science scale score results for eighth grade students in North Carolina; student results of the hands-on tasks; and contextual information about school characteristics, instruction, and home support for science in North Carolina. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Grade 8, Hands on Science, Junior High Schools, National Competency Tests, Problem Solving, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Sex Differences, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation
Public Schools of North Carolina, State Board of Education, Dept. of Public Instruction, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2825.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability/Testing.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress