ERIC Number: ED441875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
NAEP 1999 Trends in Academic Progress: Three Decades of Student Performance.
Campbell, Jay R.; Hombo, Catherine M.; Mazzeo, John
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has served as the only ongoing monitor of student achievement in the United States across time. This report summarizes major findings from 10 administrations of the long-term reading assessment since 1971, 9 administrations of the long-term trend mathematics assessment since 1973, and 10 administrations of the long-term trend science assessment since 1969 and 1970. Generally, the trends in mathematics and science are characterized by declines in the 1970s followed by increases during the 1980s and early 1990s and mostly stable performance since then. Some gains are evidenced in reading, but they are modest. Overall improvement across the assessment years is most evidenced in mathematics. National trends are reported in the three subject areas, by quartiles, and in the attainment of performance levels. Trends in academic achievement among student subgroups are reported for racial and ethnic groups and for males and females and by parents' educational level, and for public and nonpublic students. Trends are also reported for students' school and home experiences as they have reported them over the years. Appendixes contain an overview of the procedures used in the NAEP trend assessments and a review of NAEP data. (Contains 59 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, National Competency Tests, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Science Achievement, Science Tests, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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: ED451259; ED477131; ED481811