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ERIC Number: ED500406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug-4
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
The Future of 12th Grade NAEP: Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Planning for NAEP 12th Grade Assessments in 2009
National Assessment Governing Board
The task of the Ad Hoc Committee on Planning for the the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 12th Grade Assessments in 2009 addresses three policy areas: (1) Conducting assessment at the state level in 12th grade; (2) Reporting on 12th grade student preparedness for college-credit coursework, training for employment and entrance into the military; and (3) Improving 12th grade school and student participation. Recommendations include: (1) Proceed with planning for the 2009 implementation of state-level assessments in reading and mathematics at grade 12 on at least a pilot basis in 10 states; (2) If technically, operationally and economically feasible, include statements about 12th grade preparedness in NAEP reports, beginning with reading and mathematics assessments to be conducted in 2009; (3) Develop and implement a plan for setting a final policy definition of 12th grade student preparedness; (4) Limit the term "12th grade student preparedness" to postsecondary education and training for occupations; (5) Focus on academic qualification without remediation; (6) Report 12th grade student preparedness in conjunction with the Governing Board's Basic, Proficient and Advanced achievement levels; (7) Simplify reporting; (8) Determine relevant ancillary information to include in NAEP reports; (9) Continue implementation of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) plan to improve 12th grade school and student participation; (10) Amend NCES plan to include contact with district superintendents and courtesy contact with district school board presidents; and (11) Monitor and evaluate implementation of the NCES plan to determine impact on school and student participation. (Contains 6 footnotes, 1 figure, and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assessment Governing Board, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A