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Driscoll, David P. – Harvard Education Press, 2017
"Commitment and Common Sense" tells the inside story of how Massachusetts became a national model for education. Twelve years after the passage of the state's comprehensive education reform law in 1993, Bay State student scores rose to the top of "the nation's report card" (the National Assessment of Educational Progress) in…
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Achievement Gains, State Standards, Scores
National Academies Press, 2016
Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has been providing policymakers, educators, and the public with reports on academic performance and progress of the nation's students. The assessment is given periodically in a variety of subjects: mathematics, reading, writing, science, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S.…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests, Mathematics Achievement
Shermis, Mark D.; DiVesta, Francis J. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
"Classroom Assessment in Action" clarifies the multi-faceted roles of measurement and assessment and their applications in a classroom setting. Comprehensive in scope, Shermis and Di Vesta explain basic measurement concepts and show students how to interpret the results of standardized tests. From these basic concepts, the authors then…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Scores, Measurement
Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2008
"Education Indicators" are facts and statistics that help to describe a public education system. They are tools which are useful in examining and measuring the effectiveness of the system. Examples include information such as the amount of local funds raised to support local schools, per pupil expenditures, pupil-teacher ratios, and…
Descriptors: Expenditure per Student, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators
Niemi, Richard G.; Junn, Jane – 1998
This book takes a look at what U.S. high school seniors know about government and politics and how they learn about it. Secondary school civics courses enhance students' civic knowledge. The book is based on the 1988 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the most extensive assessment to date of civic knowledge among youth. The depth…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ. – 1989
Since 1969 when it was mandated by Congress, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has gathered information about the performance of 9-, 13-, and 17-year-old students in many subject areas, but most frequently in reading. Designed to reflect current developments in reading theory and research, this booklet describes the objectives…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Ability