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ERIC Number: ED532479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
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The Nation's Report Card Science 2011 State Snapshot Report. Pennsylvania. Grade 8, Public Schools
National Center for Education Statistics
A representative sample of 122,000 eighth-graders participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment, which is designed to measure students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science, life science, and Earth and space sciences. This report covers the overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average scores in 2009 and 2011 to other states/jurisdictions, average scores for state/jurisdiction and nation (public), results for student groups in 2011, and score gaps for student groups. In 2011, the average score of eighth-grade students in Pennsylvania was 151. This was not significantly different from the average score of 151 for public school students in the nation. The average score for students in Pennsylvania in 2011 (151) was not significantly different from their average score in 2009 (154). In 2011, the score gap between students in Pennsylvania at the 75th percentile and students at the 25th percentile was 47 points. This performance gap was not significantly different from that of 2009 (45 points). The percentage of students in Pennsylvania who performed at or above the NAEP "Proficient" level was 33 percent in 2011. This percentage was not significantly different from that in 2009 (35 percent). The percentage of students in Pennsylvania who performed at or above the NAEP "Basic" level was 66 percent in 2011. This percentage was not significantly different from that in 2009 (68 percent). [For the main report, "The Nation's Report Card: Science 2011. National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grade 8. NCES 2012-465," see ED531894.]
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; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
IES Funded: Yes