ERIC Number: EJ1023183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Making Critical Connections between Social Studies Teaching and Student Achievement Using NAEP Data Explorer
Fitchett, Paul G.; Heafner, Tina L.
Teacher Educator, v48 n4 p296-310 2013
In this analysis of promising practice, we demonstrate how social studies methods instructors can incorporate data analysis of the 2010 United States History National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP-USH) to facilitate pedagogical aims, engage teacher candidates in critical discourse, and investigate the contexts of teaching and learning. The NAEP data explorer application is a valuable tool for examining social studies theory and practice in relation to student learning outcomes. Our assessment of teacher candidates' responses to the activity leads to the recommendation that NAEP data analysis and results encourage self-evaluation of instructional practices while simultaneously supporting critical interpretations of the NAEP exam.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Social Studies, National Competency Tests, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Educational Objectives, Academic Discourse, Context Effect, Teaching Methods, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Educators, Methods Courses, Computer Software, Preservice Teachers, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Teacher Surveys, Family Influence, Community Influence, History Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress