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ERIC Number: ED516689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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The Nation's Report Card Science 2009 Trial Urban District Snapshot Report. Atlanta Public Schools. Grade 4, Public Schools
National Center for Education Statistics
Guided by a new framework, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment was updated in 2009 to keep the content current with key developments in science, curriculum standards, assessments, and research. The 2009 framework organizes science content into three broad content areas. Physical science includes concepts related to properties and changes of matter, forms of energy, energy transfer and conservation, position and motion of objects, and forces affecting motion. Life science includes concepts related to organization and development, matter and energy transformations, interdependence, heredity and reproduction, and evolution and diversity. Earth and space sciences includes concepts related to objects in the universe, the history of the Earth, properties of Earth materials, tectonics, energy in Earth systems, climate and weather, and biogeochemical cycles. The 2009 science assessment was composed of 143 questions at grade 4, 162 at grade 8, and 179 at grade 12. Students responded to only a portion of the questions, which included both multiple-choice questions and questions that required a written response. In 2009, the average score of fourth-grade students in Atlanta was 134. This was not significantly different from the average score of 135 for public school students in large cities. The percentage of students in Atlanta who performed at or above the NAEP "Proficient" level was 19 percent in 2009. This percentage was not significantly different from large cities (20 percent). The percentage of students in Atlanta who performed at or above the NAEP "Basic" level was 52 percent in 2009. This percentage was smaller than large cities (56 percent). [For the main report, "The Nation's Report Card: Science 2009. Trial Urban District Assessment Results at Grades 4 and 8. NCES 2011-452," see ED516654.]
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
IES Funded: Yes