ERIC Number: ED424114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Long-Term Trends in Student Science Performance.
NAEP Facts, v3 n3 Sep 1998
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) continuously monitors the knowledge, skills, and performance of the nation's children and youth in a variety of academic subjects. Data from the NAEP 1996 Long-Term Trend Science Assessment show mixed results since the first assessment. Scores for all three age groups fell and then rose. Both 9- and 13-year-olds showed an overall increase, but 17-year-olds showed an overall decline. Scores for white students were higher than for blacks and hispanics for all three age groups, although scores for 9- and 13-year-old black students did improve, both absolutely and in comparison with white students. Thirteen-year-old and 17-year-old male students had higher scores than female students. (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Groups, Science Education, Sex Differences, Standards, Statistical Data, Student Evaluation
Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/naep/
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress