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Hemphill, F. Cadelle; Vanneman, Alan – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This report provides detailed information on the size of the achievement gaps between Hispanic and White public school students at the national and state levels and describes how those achievement gaps have changed over time. Additional information about race/ethnicity in NAEP is given in Appendix A. Most of the data in this report is derived from…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Public Schools, Family Income, Lunch Programs
Johnson, Carol; Vanneman, Alan – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001
Describes fourth graders' performance on 30 questions from the National Assessment of Educational Progress 1998 Civics Assessment, showing questions answered correctly by at least 75%, more than 50%, more than 25%, and fewer than 25%. Includes samples of students' written responses. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
Johnson, Carol; Vanneman, Alan – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2001
Describes the performance of eighth graders on 37 questions from the National Assessment of Educational Progress 1998 Civics Assessment and indicates percentages of students answering given questions correctly. Includes samples of students' written responses. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Grade 8, Junior High School Students
White, Sheida; Vanneman, Alan – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Contains the guide used by scorers of eighth grade informative writing in the 1998 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), samples of student responses at each of the six levels of performance, and a discussion of the scoring method. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Descriptive Writing, Elementary Education, Grade 8, Guides
White, Sheida; Vanneman, Alan – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Contains the guide used by scorers of the 12th grade persuasive writing test of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), samples of student responses at each of the six levels of performance, and discussion of the scoring methods. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Guides, High School Students, High Schools, Persuasive Discourse
White, Sheida; Smith, Connie; Vanneman, Alan – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Discusses techniques used to ensure consistent scoring of written student responses in such subjects as reading, mathematics, writing, science, geography, U.S. history, and civics. Describes selecting scorers and image scoring and monitoring. (SLD)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Reliability, Responses, Scoring
Vanneman, Alan; White, Sheida – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Explains how schools and students are selected for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and why high participation rates are important. Describes the multistage sampling method, which allows the National Center for Education Statistics to give an accurate picture of student performance while keeping the burden on schools and…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Participation, Research Design, Research Methodology
White, Sheida; Vanneman, Alan – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Presents the guide used by scorers of fourth-grade narrative writing from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 1998, samples of students responses at each of the six levels of performance, and a discussion of the scoring method. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Guides, Intermediate Grades
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
Vanneman, Alan – Focus on NAEP, 1997
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has been collecting data on student achievement since 1969. It currently maintains three different assessments: long-term trends, cross-sectional national, and cross-sectional state-by-state data. Although the data are available to researchers outside the Federal Government, limited use has…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education
Vanneman, Alan – NAEPfacts, 1998
This document contains four issues of "NAEPfacts," a report series about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Issue 1 discusses data from the NAEP 1996 Long-Term Reading Assessment, which shows that overall student reading performance has increased for both 9- and 13-year-olds. Issue 2 reports that data from the NAEP…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Age Differences, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
White, Sheida; Vanneman, Alan; Shuler, Scott; Sandene, Brent; Morton, Charlotte; Allen, Lisa Beth; Goodwin, Mac Arthur – Focus on NAEP, 1998
The Focus on NAEP series briefly summarizes information about the ongoing development and implementation of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Each of the five issues in this collection provides an overview of an aspect of NAEP assessment related to the arts. The issues are: (1) "The NAEP 1997 Arts Education Assessment:…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Art Education, Dance, Elementary Secondary Education
Clemons, Bob; Vanneman, Alan – Focus on NAEP, 1996
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has developed a home page on the Internet that allows users instant access to current NAEP publications and linkages to data from sources within and outside of the U.S. government. The home page features the following "buttons": (1) information on the NAEP; (2) NAEP activities, a…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Internet
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
Vanneman, Alan – Focus on NAEP, 1998
NAEP (National Assessment of Education Progress) has developed its first set of assessment tasks for measuring student achievement in theatre. These tasks draw on a wide range of dramatic forms and use both paper-and-pencil and performance tasks. Sections in this serial issue include: "The Importance of Theatre"; "The Theatre…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Field Tests
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