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ERIC Number: EJ1098036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
The 2008 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP): A Visual Arts Replication Study
Heid, Karen
Arts Education Policy Review, v117 n2 p73-86 2016
The 2008 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts Assessment was administered to selected 8th grade students throughout the nation, and in 2009 the results from that administration were publicly reported. In the spring of 2010, building on the format and structure of the 2008 national assessment, the researcher administered a self-portrait test locally to 166 students across three regions in a small southeastern state. In replicating the content and process as closely as possible given the publicly available resources, the purpose of this study was to compare the reported 2008 NAEP self-portrait scores with the results of the 2010 replication study self-portrait scores. Specifically, given that all schools in this small state are required to have dedicated art teachers for K-8 schools, a requirement not typical in all states, the researcher sought to understand the degree to which the local performance mirrored the national scores. After confirming that this study met the requirements to be considered a replication study, the researcher determined that based on comparative results from the 2008 NEAP test and 2010 replication assessment, there was evidence that supported having a stand-alone art teacher in K-8 schools. In fact, the researcher affirmed that early and consistent exposure to art and art making is consistent with a student's positive performance on NAEP Arts Assessments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A