ERIC Number: ED435584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
NAEP 1998 Civics Report Card Highlights.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
The 1998 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) civics assessment contained a combination of multiple-choice and open-ended questions. Each student participating in the assessment received two 25-minute sections of questions. Most civics questions measured both knowledge and intellectual skills. In addition, some questions measured participatory skills and/or civic dispositions. This packet presents sample questions and student responses from the 1998 civics assessment for grades 4, 8, and 12. Student performance on each question is associated with one of the three achievement levels: (1) basic; (2) proficient; or (3) advanced. In addition, each question is accompanied by a table that indicates, for multiple-choice questions, the percentage of students within each achievement level who responded correctly, and, for constructed-response questions, the percentage of students within each achievement level whose responses were scored "acceptable" or better. The correct answer for each multiple-choice question is indicated. The topics covered in the highlights include: (1) "NAEP in a Nutshell"; (2) "The NAEP 1998 Civics Assessment"; (3) "Grade 4 Sample Questions and Responses"; (4) "Grade 8 Sample Questions and Response"; (5) "Grade 12 Sample Questions and Responses"; (6) "Results and Responses for the Nation"; (7) "School and Home Factors Related to Civics"; and (8) "Other Publications and Related Materials." (LB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Civics, Curriculum Based Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grade 12, Grade 4, Grade 8, Knowledge Level, National Competency Tests, Program Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
IES Cited: ED438285