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ERIC Number: ED516700
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. New York City Department of Education. Grade 8, 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 eighth-grade students in New York City was 129. This was lower than the average score of 134 for public school students in large cities. The percentage of students in New York City who performed at or above the NAEP "Proficient" level was 13 percent in 2009. This percentage was smaller than large cities (17 percent). The percentage of students in New York City who performed at or above the NAEP "Basic" level was 38 percent in 2009. This percentage was smaller than large cities (44 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 8; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
IES Funded: Yes