ERIC Number: ED433528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
NAEP 1998 Writing State Report for Nebraska.
Jerry, Laura J.; Ballator, Nada
In 1998 for the first time, the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) administered a writing assessment at the state level. This report describes the writing achievement of Nebraska eighth-grade students in nonpublic schools and compares their overall performance to students in the Central region of the United States and the nation (using data from the NAEP national assessments). In Nebraska, 354 students from 21 nonpublic schools were assessed. The writing assessment questions asked for three major kinds of writing: some required narrative, some informative, and some persuasive writing. Each student who participated in the state assessment was given two questions and had 25 minutes to respond to each question. The questions asked students to write in a variety of forms, such as essays, letters, stories, as well as to a variety of audiences, such as teachers, other students, and school boards. The average writing proficiency of eighth-grade nonpublic school students in Nebraska on the NAEP writing scale was 165 compared to 167 nationwide. (RS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, National Competency Tests, Private Schools, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Test Results, Writing Achievement, Writing Research
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); online ordering: http: //www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html; full report online: http: //nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/stt1998/1999463.shtml (PDF format).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress