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ERIC Number: EJ787813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
The National Assessment of Educational Progress in Economics: Test Framework, Content Specifications, and Results
Buckles, Stephen; Walstad, William B.
Journal of Economic Education, v39 n1 p100-106 Win 2008
A significant event for the advancement of economic education in the schools is the development of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in economics. For the first time, national data from a representative sample of students are available to measure the achievement of high school students in economics. The achievement results are reported overall, across three content areas, by cognitive levels, and for different subgroups of students. The results and data set are a valuable resource for evaluating the status of economic education in schools and for recommending needed changes. The authors review seven issues that had to be resolved in the preparation of this assessment to provide insights about this measure for potential users of the assessment results and data. They also provide a brief description of the results from the 2006 testing. (Contains 1 table and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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