ERIC Number: ED446096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Grading the Nation's Report Card: Evaluating NAEP and Transforming the Assessment of Educational Progress.
Pellegrino, James W., Ed.; Jones, Lee R., Ed.; Mitchell, Karen J., Ed.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only continuing measure of the achievement of U.S. students in key subject areas. The National Research Council's Committee on the Evaluation of National and State Assessments of Educational Progress conducted an evaluation of the NAEP. This report contains the conclusions this committee reached in its evaluation. If implemented, the recommendations in this report will enhance the usefulness and information value of NAEP assessments. The findings of the evaluating committee are summarized in these chapters: (1) "Creating a Coordinated System of Education Indicators"; (2) "Streamlining the Design of NAEP"; (3) "Enhancing the Participation and Meaningful Assessment of All Students in NAEP"; (4) "Frameworks and the Assessment Development Process: Providing More Information Portrayals of Student Performance"; (5) "Setting Reasonable and Useful Performance Standards"; and (6) "Strategies for Implementing the Committee's Recommendations for Transforming NAEP." Five appendixes contain discussions of reading assessment, research on student learning, sample items, new models for achievement level setting, and biographical sketches of Committee members. (Contains 17 figures, 18 tables, and 236 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, National Competency Tests, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Standards
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Testing and Assessment.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress