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ERIC Number: ED444928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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U.S. History Framework for the 1994 and 2001 National Assessment of Educational Progress. NAEP U.S. History Consensus Project.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; American Historical Association, Washington, DC.; National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.; National Council for History Education, Inc., Westlake, OH.; American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) was created by Congress to formulate policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Among the Board's responsibilities are developing objectives and test specifications and designing the assessment methodology for NAEP. This document provides the framework to guide the development of the assessment instruments for the 1994 and 2001 NAEP in U.S. History. Altogether, four documents will be designed to guide the U.S. History assessment, and this Assessment Framework is the first. The others are Assessment and Exercise Specifications Report, Student Background Variables Report, and Reporting Format Recommendations. This document contains: "Introduction" (Background on the National Assessment of Educational Progress; Developing the Framework for the 1994 and 2001 NAEP U.S. History Assessment; Content Framework; Framework Development; Achievement Levels; Assessment Methodology); "U.S. History in Elementary, Middle, and High Schools" (Nature of U.S. History; Context of the NAEP U.S. History Assessment); "The Framework for the 1994 and 2001 NAEP U.S. History Assessment" (Elements of the Framework; Content Matrix Outline; Themes of U.S. History; Periods of U.S. History; Ways of Knowing and Thinking About U.S. History); "Desired Attributes of the Assessment and Its Exercises and Items" (Achievement Levels in U.S. History); and "Special Studies and Research." The appendices "NAEP U.S. History Consensus Project"; and "Illustrative Examples of Content" conclude the document. (BB)
National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002; Web site: (www.nagb.org).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Assessment Governing Board, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; American Historical Association, Washington, DC.; National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.; National Council for History Education, Inc., Westlake, OH.; American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress