ERIC Number: ED419668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Achievement Programme (AA)P: Science 1996. A Summary Report of the Fourth Survey.
Scottish Office Education and Industry Dept., Edinburgh.
This publication summarizes the main findings of the fourth Assessment of Achievement Programme (AAP) survey of students' attainment in science in Scotland in 1996. The main AAP objectives are to describe national levels of attainment and to provide evidence of changes in these levels over time. Assessment tasks were used with a representative sample of students at three stages: Primary 4, Primary 7, and Secondary 2. Both written and practical forms of assessment were used. Students were also administered a questionnaire to determine student confidence in understanding, preferences in science, and learning activities they might have experienced. The assessment framework was developed to take account of the science component of National Guidelines for Environmental Studies. Five Strands--"Knowledge and Understanding,""Planning, Collecting Evidence,""Recording and Presenting," and "Interpreting and Evaluating"--provided the category headings and a number of subcategories were identified for the purposes of the analysis. Results are divided into chapters by strand. Separate chapters address the results of the practical assessment portion and results of the student questionnaire. Other chapters cover the results of questionnaires sent to schools in the sample requesting information on school policy for learning and teaching science, performance comparisons across three surveys since 1990, and issues and implications. (PVD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Rating Scales, Science Achievement, Science Education, Scores, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Tests
Dissemination Officer, Educational Research Group, TERI, Scottish Office Education and Industry Department, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Office Education and Industry Dept., Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)