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White, Sheida; Clement, John – National Center for Education Statistics, 2001
This working paper summarizes the results of an expert panel review of the Lexile Framework (LF). The review was conducted by five panel members through readings, the preparation of brief individual reports, and participation in a meeting held on April 26, 2001 in Washington, D.C. The list of panel members and invited observers, along with brief…
Descriptors: Readability Formulas, Linguistic Theory, Construct Validity, Semantics
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
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
White, Sheida; Vanneman, Alan – Focus on NAEP, 1997
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1997 Arts Education Assessment represents the first comprehensive approach on a national level to the development of methods for assessing student performance in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts. The Assessment reflects the conviction that the arts are essential for every child's…
Descriptors: Art Education, Competence, Dance, Drama
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
White, Sheida; Vanneman, Alan – Education Statistics Quarterly, 1999
Discusses the extent and availability of dance, music, theater, and visual arts instruction for eighth graders. Shows the availability of music and visual arts instruction, and the relative lack of dance and theater instructional programs. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Art Education, Fine Arts, Grade 8
White, Sheida; O'Sullivan, Christine – Focus on NAEP, 1995
This publication briefly describes the 1994 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment in geography. In early 1994, about 19,000 students in grades 4, 8, and 12 across the nation participated. This was the first comprehensive geography assessment by NAEP and will provide baseline data to measure future progress. Sample questions…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Competence, Educational Change