ERIC Number: ED474792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
The Nation's Report Card: Science, 2000.
O'Sullivan, Christine Y.; Lauko, Mary A.; Grigg, Wendy S.; Qian, Jiahe; Zhang, Jinming; Isham, Steven P.; Lim, Youn-Hee; Thind, Satwinder; Worthington, Lois
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the nation's only ongoing representative sample survey of student achievement in core subject areas. This report presents the results of the NAEP 2000 national science assessment of 4th, 8th, and 12th grade students, and state-level results at the 4th and 8th grades within participating states and jurisdictions. Results in 2000 are compared to results from the 1996 science assessment. Students' performance on the assessment is described in terms of average scores on a 0-300 scale for each grade, and in terms of the percentages of students attaining basic, proficient, and advanced achievement levels. The achievement levels are performance standards adopted by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) as part of its statutory responsibilities and describe what students should know and be able to do. (KHR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Student Evaluation
EDPubs, U.S. Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html; Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.