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Dietel, Ron – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
Even as the Internet and i-devices have changed so many parts of people's lives, educational testing has not changed substantially in decades. Though researchers and educators have for years raised ample concerns about existing tests, assessments have barely evolved. Further, despite years of expanded testing and greater school accountability,…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability, National Competency Tests
Dynarski, Mark – Phi Delta Kappan, 2010
Researchers and practitioners need to exchange information in order for education research to become more useful. Practitioners need to develop more understanding of research and how to interpret its findings in light of local conditions. The What Works Clearinghouse, a project of the Institute for Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Researchers, Public Agencies, Federal Government
Barton, Paul E. – 2001
This report presents a new analysis of student achievement scores and educational progress for states on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Results based on score quartiles show that states are generally making more progress in mathematics achievement than in reading, good readers are getting better at the same time weak readers are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
Ballator, Nada – 1996
This guide to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) describes its purpose, contents, uses, and research methodology by presenting 21 questions about the NAEP program. The NAEP is mandated by Congress to survey the educational accomplishments of U.S. students and to monitor changes in these accomplishments. It tracks the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
NAEP Facts, 1997
This document analyzes responses to questions included in a national assessment of knowledge of U.S. history and geography in an attempt to determine the relationship between study habits and academic performance. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1994 asked 4th-, 8th-, and 12th-grade students specific questions regarding…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography
American Inst. for Research, Washington, DC. Washington Research Center. – 1994
This document lists and outlines the specific educational objectives of the content of the 1994 National Assessment of Educational Progress's Geography Assessment. The document is divided into two sections: "Assessment Specifications" and "Exercise Specifications." The "Assessment Specifications" provide an overall…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Background, Educational Needs
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. – 1995
This booklet reports on the 1994 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in geography for 4th, 8th, and 12th grade students, a test given for the first time to establish baseline data for measuring student progress in geography well into the future. The booklet contains the following sections: (1) Why We Assess Geography; (2) The 1994…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Achievement Rating, Educational Assessment
Vanneman, Alan – NAEP Facts, 1996
This document summarizes the results of a national survey that tested 4th, 8th, and 12th graders' ability to analyze geographic data in a variety of formats; explain complex geographic phenomena and processes; and show knowledge of relationships between human and geographic events. The survey tested three content dimensions: space and place,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation
O'Sullivan, Christine Y.; Weiss, Andrew R.; Askew, Janice M. – 1998
This report on teachers' academic preparation and professional development, the amount of emphasis science instruction receives in schools, student course taking, and the availability of school resources that support science learning is intended primarily for policy makers, school administrators, and educators concerned with state- or school-level…
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC. – 1988
For almost 20 years, student achievement in the United States has been measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reported in recent years as "The Nation's Report Card." Based on a sample size of 25,000 students at each of three grade levels, it has provided the only data that reflect in a comprehensive way what…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Elementary School Mathematics
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ. – 1988
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reports on the status and progress of educational achievement in the United States. Based on its surveys, "The Nation's Report Card" provides comprehensive information about what students in the United States can do in various subject areas. The framework for the 1990 mathematics…
Descriptors: Algebra, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Mathematics
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ. – 1989
This booklet describes the assessment objectives of the sixth national assessment of science by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Chapters included are: (1) "Introduction" (describing the development process for the objectives and the purpose and elements of school science); (2) "The Assessment Framework"…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria
Patrick, John J. – 1993
In February 1990, the President and state governors proclaimed a set of six national education goals to prompt profound improvements in schools and student achievement by the year 2000. These six goals reflect widely held concerns that most Americans have not been receiving the kind of education they need to meet the challenges of twenty-first…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship Education, Core Curriculum, Educational Change
White, Sheida; Kapinus, Barbara – Focus on NAEP, 1994
To help teachers, policy analysts, and others understand the 1994 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Assessment in Reading, this journal issue presents the objectives and examples of how students in grades 4, 8, and 12 will be assessed. The issue discusses NAEP's view of reading; key features of the assessment; reading purposes;…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Literacy
National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC. – 1992
This report from the Goal 3 Technical Planning Subgroup focuses on three areas that have been identified as important to improving the citizenship education of students: community service, voter registration of 18- to 20-year-olds, and knowledge of citizenship. (The aim of Goal 3 of the National Education Goals is that by the year 2000 American…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives
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