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ERIC Number: ED507259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 95
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 88
Civics Framework for the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress
National Assessment Governing Board
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a survey mandated by the U.S. Congress to collect and report information about student achievement in various academic subjects, such as mathematics, science, reading, writing, history, geography, and civics. The National Assessment Governing Board sets policy and the overall dimensions for the assessment program. The Board has scheduled a National Assessment in civics for 2010 to gauge knowledge and skills about civics and government of the nation's 4th-, 8th-, and 12th-grade students. This civics assessment will use the same Framework as in 1998 to enable NAEP to report on trends in student achievement from 1998 to 2010. This document contains four chapters: (1) Introduction; (2) Civic Education and the Issues Framing the Assessment; (2) The Civics Assessment: Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions; and (4) Desired Attributes of the Assessment. Appendix A includes: (1) NAEP Civics Assessment Planning Process; and (2) A Note About Terminology. Appendix B includes: (1) Organizing Questions and Content Summary; (2) Intellectual Skills; (3) Participatory Skills; and (4) Civic Dispositions. Appendix C includes: (1) Steering Committee Members; (2) Planning Committee Members; and (3) Management Team. (Contains 3 tables.) [This document was developed under contract number ZA95001001 by the Council of Chief State School Officers with the Center for Civic Education and the American Institutes for Research for the National Assessment Governing Board.]
National Assessment Governing Board. 800 North Capital Street NW Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 202-357-6938; Fax: 202-357-6945; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 12; Grade 4; Grade 8; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Assessment Governing Board