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ERIC Number: ED491694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Report Card, Science 2005: Assessment of Student Performance in Grades 4, 8, and 12. NCES-2006-466
National Center for Education Statistics
The Nation's Report Card [TM] informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time. It compares performance among states, urban districts, public and private schools, and student demographic groups. Compared to middle and high school students, younger students are making the most progress in science. In 2005, a representative sample of more than 300,000 students in grades 4, 8, and 12 was assessed in science. This report presents national results for all three grades, and state results for grades 4 and 8. The 2005 results are compared to those from 1996 and 2000. Sample questions are presented to illustrate the types of skills and knowledge that were assessed at each grade. (Contains 8 tables and 32 figures.)
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grades (Scholastic), Grade 8, Grade 12, Age Differences, Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Student Evaluation, Scores, Gender Differences
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.edpubs.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12; Grade 4; Grade 8
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes
IES Publication: http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006466