ERIC Number: ED440036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-11
Response to Findings of the NAEP 1998 Civics Report Card to the Nation.
Quigley, Charles N.
This position paper offers a response to the National Assessment of Educational Progress's (NAEP) 1998 Civics Report Card to the nation. The paper lists the following major points: the NAEP findings are ground for concern, calling for action to remedy a serious deficiency in the education of citizens; failure of students to do well on the NAEP study is a direct consequence of the widespread lack of adequate curricular requirements, teacher preparation, and instruction in civics and government; good programs in civics and government produce good results and are the solution to the shortcomings identified in the NAEP results; and there is a need for a national campaign to insure that effective instruction in civics and government is provided to every student in every school in the nation. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Elementary Secondary Education, National Competency Tests, Position Papers, Public Schools, Social Studies
Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302-1467. Tel: 818-591-9321. For full text: http://www.civiced.org/naep response.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress