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Olson, John F.; Goldstein, Arnold A. – Focus on NAEP, 1996
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is working to increase the numbers of students with disabilities (SD) or limited English proficient (LEP) students who are included in the assessment. Information is presented on the changes made to the inclusion criteria, the types of accommodations being offered, new procedures implemented…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Criteria, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
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
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 – 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
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; 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