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Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2001
The annual report on the state of education notes that after the shock of September 11, came a renewed sense of patriotism among young people. Charts and graphs display test results of the civic knowledge of U.S. 9th graders, scores from 4th-grade reading tests, 4th-, 8th-, and 12th grade math tests, and SAT scores Other items include…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizenship, Civics, College Bound Students
Black, Susan – American School Board Journal, 2001
Of all art forms, dance is experienced least and considered low-priority. Art educators and the NAEP's arts education framework view dance as essential for every child's complete development. The National Dance Association has set high standards. Baltimore and South Bronx programs are profiled. (MLH)
Descriptors: Art Education, Attendance, Child Development, Dance
Carbo, Marie; Cole, Robert W. – American School Board Journal, 1995
Although learning to read well is essential for future success, many children are neither proficient nor avid readers. There is no single "right" approach to reading instruction; teachers should abandon the phonics/whole-language debate and adapt strategies to children's preferred reading styles. Principals should model reading behavior…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Cognitive Style, Modeling (Psychology), Phonics
American School Board Journal, 1987
According to a National Assessment of Educational Progress report, most American school children have mastered reading and writing fundamentals without learning how to analyze, evaluate, and extend ideas they read and write about. To address this "surface understanding" problem, the report recommends literacy programs aimed at high risk…
Descriptors: Blacks, Cognitive Ability, Elementary Secondary Education, Functional Literacy
Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Ravitch, Diane – American School Board Journal, 1987
Discusses the findings (and implications) from the 1985 national assessment of American students' knowledge of history and literature funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The average score of 11th graders on history was 55 percent and on literature 52 percent. (MD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
American School Board Journal, 1988
An education assessment study revealed inexplicably large drops in reading scores for nine- and 17-year-olds. According to the report, teachers are less likely to emphasize comprehension and critical thinking with poor readers and more likely to focus on decoding strategies. (MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension
Benner, Charles H. – American School Board Journal, 1975
Argues against the view that music education is an educational luxury that reaches few students and is generally ineffective. Also discusses four common myths about music education in American schools. (JG) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Results (Interpretation).
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Cultural Awareness, Educational Innovation, Educational Programs