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ERIC Number: ED562755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
National Curriculum Survey on English and Mathematics. Research Report 2011-13
Kim, YoungKoung; Wiley, Andrew; Packman, Sheryl
College Board
In the fall of 2009, the College Board conducted a curriculum survey to gather information on the curricula and institutional practices of high schools and colleges in the United States. The primary objective of the survey was to collect data on the knowledge and skills, or topics, taught in high school classrooms and assess the importance of these topics for institutions of higher education. The College Board periodically reviews the state of K-12 and college curricula as a standard part of the SAT test development process (see example in Milewski, Johnsen, Glazer & Kutota, 2005). The results of the curriculum survey will allow the College Board to validate and ensure that the topics measured on the SAT and SAT Subject Tests™ reflect what is being taught in the nation's high schools and what college professors consider to be required for college success Curriculum surveys were completed by more than 5,000 high school and college teachers in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Surveys were also distributed in biology, chemistry, physics, and history, and the results of these surveys will be reported in later reports. Each survey covered the topics assessed on the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and the College Board Standards for College Success™ and also inquired about various aspects of course curricula, including the use of assessments. This report presents the results of the English and mathematics surveys, with a focus on the alignment between the SAT and high school and college curricula. The report briefly introduces the SAT, discusses the method used to implement the survey, and concludes with a summary of the results of the ELA and mathematics surveys. Supplemental tables are appended.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A