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Yang, Wen-Ling; Chen, Wen-Hung – 2000
This paper provides a historical review of the changes and improvements made in estimating numerical cutpoints for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). While reviewing the various methodologies used for collecting judgment data, the paper discusses: (1) the incorporation of Item Response Theory for setting standards; (2)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Constructed Response, Cutting Scores
Ward, Barbara – 1983
During the 1970's, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) conducted two assessments of art abilities (1974-75 and 1978-79) and two of music skills (1971-72 and 1978-79) of 9-, 13-, and 17-year-olds, giving a picture of trends in performance over the course of the decade. State assessments were also conducted by Connecticut and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Art Activities, Art Appreciation
Tierney, Robert J., Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed. – 1979
This publication was developed to provide factual information and interpretive commentary on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Reading, a federally funded survey of the educational attainments of representative samples of children and adults in the United States. It summarizes the context and results of the 1970-71 and 1974-75…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ruff, Thomas; Hansen, J. Merell – Social Studies Review, 1992
Reviews the efforts to improve K-12 geography instruction in the past 2 decades. Identifies current projects and their characteristics. Asserts that geographic literacy is even more necessary in a economically and socially interdependent world. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Design, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rudman, Herbert C. – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1987
This paper discusses the use of tests by American teachers over the past six decades. A representative sample of the research centering on the linkage between testing and teaching is cited. (LMO)
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education
American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. – 1995
This report describes the process of establishing the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Achievement Levels-Setting (ALS) to formulate expectations for the geography and U.S. history assessments in 1994 for grades 4, 8, and 12. The volume includes the following: (1) "List of Tables"; (2) "List of Figures"; (3)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Warren, Sandra Hopfengardner; McLaughlin, Margaret J. – 1996
A review of the research and a case study of current practice in one large urban school district evaluate the decision-making process of including students with disabilities in systems of educational accountability and the identification and provision of suitable accommodations for such students. Issues in the inclusion of students with…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Case Studies, Decision Making