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Johnson, Carol; Vanneman, Alan – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001
Describes 12th graders' performance on 38 questions from the National Assessment of Educational Progress 1998 Civics Assessment, showing percentages of students who answered the questions correctly. Includes samples of students' written responses. (SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, High School Seniors, High Schools
Mazzeo, John; Carlson, James E.; Voelkl, Kristin E.; Lutkus, Anthony D. – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Analyzes the effects on inclusion rates of recent efforts to increase the participation of special needs students in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show that increases in the percentages of students with disabilities participating in the NAEP are not likely to…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Disabilities, National Surveys, Participation
Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA. – 1997
This booklet contains the Writing Framework for the 1998 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Framework describes the basis for the 1998 Writing Assessment, the types of writing assessed, and the methods for scoring student responses. This Framework was developed during 1989-90 in preparation for the 1992 NAEP Writing…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Test Format, Testing Programs
White, Sheida; Vanneman, Alan – NAEP Facts, 1999
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1997 Arts Assessment in Music, which covered eighth-grade students only, regardless of whether they had received instruction in music, show that student involvement in a variety of musical activities (playing an instrument in particular) is positively related to student music…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Grade 8, Junior High Schools
White, Sheida; Vanneman, Alan – NAEP Facts, 1999
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1997 Arts Assessment for eighth-grade students show that female students outperformed male students in every category of assessment for all three art forms assessed: (1) music; (2) theater; and (3) visual arts. In contrast to assessments in other subjects, nonpublic school students…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Art Education, Dance Education, Grade 8
Lutkus, Anthony D.; Weiss, Andrew R.; Campbell, Jay R.; Mazzeo, John; Lazer, Stephen – 1999
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the nation's only ongoing survey of what students know and can do in various academic subject areas. This report summarizes the results of the 1998 NAEP civics assessment for the nation. The results are based on an assessment of students at grade 4, grade 8, and grade 12. Students'…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Civics, Curriculum Based Assessment
Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA. – 1996
The material provides a comprehensive look at the design, goals, and methods to be used in the 1998 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics Assessment. This assessment will attempt to gauge the civic knowledge and skills of the nation's 4th, 8th, and 12th grade students. To do well on the assessment, students will have to show…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Educational Assessment, Educational Background
Donahue, Patricia L.; Voelkl, Kristin E.; Campbell, Jay R.; Mazzeo, John – Education Statistics Quarterly, 1999
Provides highlights from the 1998 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessment, describing its content, its major findings at state and national levels, and students' experiences at home and at school that support achievement in reading. Discusses the mixed results from the 1998 reading assessment. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Reading Achievement, Student Characteristics
Lutkus, Anthony D.; Weiss, Andrew R.; Campbell, Jay R.; Mazzeo, John; Lazer, Stephen – Education Statistics Quarterly, 1999
Describes the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1998 Civics Assessment. Includes average scores and achievement-level results for the United States, for demographic subgroups, and for students in a variety of contexts. Also examines the framework and content of the assessment. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Citizenship Education, Civics, Demography
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Muraki, Eiji – Applied Psychological Measurement, 1992
The partial credit model with a varying slope parameter is developed and called the generalized partial credit model (GPCM). Analysis results for simulated data by this and other polytomous item-response models demonstrate that the rating formulation of the GPCM is adaptable to the analysis of polytomous item responses. (SLD)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Equations (Mathematics), Generalization, Item Response Theory
Campbell, Jay R.; Hombo, Catherine M.; Mazzeo, John – 2000
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has served as the only ongoing monitor of student achievement in the United States across time. This report summarizes major findings from 10 administrations of the long-term reading assessment since 1971, 9 administrations of the long-term trend mathematics assessment since 1973, and 10…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests
Campbell, Jay R.; Hombo, Catherine M.; Mazzeo, John – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Provides the results of long-term trend assessments in reading, mathematics, and science, examining the trends in 9-, 13-, and 17-year-olds' achievement in these three subjects over the past 30 years. Uses data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress Long-Term Trend Assessment. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2000
Used data from a 50-state survey of policies, case studies, the 1993-94 Schools and Staffing Survey, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress to examine the ways in which teacher qualifications and other school inputs are related to student achievement across states. Findings suggest that policy investments in teacher quality may be…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, State Programs
Carr, Peggy G. – Education Statistics Quarterly, 1999
Discusses the leadership role of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in the inclusion of special-needs students in large-scale assessments. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, National Competency Tests
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Kirsch, Irwin S.; Mosenthal, Peter B. – Reading Research Quarterly, 1990
Identifies critical variables that underlie young adults' performance on document literacy tasks from the National Assessment of Educational Progress's Young Adult Literacy study. Argues that the variables identified and document grammar developed could help improve the usability of documents, assist readers in understanding documents, and develop…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Educational Assessment, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research
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