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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
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, 1998
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) was developed by the Arts Education Consensus Project to establish objectives for assessing arts instruction in elementary and secondary schools. The project identified objectives for arts education in general and individually for dance, music, theater, and the visual arts in grades 4, 8, and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Dance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Johnson, Carol; Vanneman, Alan – NAEPfacts, 2001
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1998 Civics Assessment measured student knowledge, intellectual and participatory skills, and civic dispositions at the fourth grade level. This publication describes fourth graders' performance based on 30 questions from the fourth-grade assessment. Twenty-three of the thirty questions were…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Grade 4
Vanneman, Alan; Shuler, Scott; Sandene, Brent – Focus on NAEP, 1998
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has developed a new generation of assessment tasks for evaluating student achievement in music. Using paper-and-pencil and performance formats, these tasks draw on the musical traditions of many cultures and historical periods. This report summarizes results from the 1997 assessment of eighth…
Descriptors: Competence, Educational Assessment, Educational Background, Elementary Secondary Education
Vanneman, Alan; Goodwin, Mac Arthur – Focus on NAEP, 1998
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has developed a new generation of assessment tasks for assessing student achievement in the visual arts. Using paper-and-pencil and performance formats, these tasks draw on the concepts, skills, and processes used to create and understand visual images from a variety of world cultures and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Competence, Educational Assessment, Educational Background
Johnson, Carol; Vanneman, Alan – NAEPfacts, 2001
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1998 Civics Assessment measured students' knowledge, their intellectual and participatory skills, and their civic dispositions at the 12th-grade level. This publication describes 12th graders performance on 38 questions from the 12th-grade assessment. Thirty-one of the thirty-eight questions…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Grade 12
Johnson, Carol; Vanneman, Alan – NAEPfacts, 2001
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 1998 Civics Assessment measured student knowledge, intellectual and participatory skills, and civic dispositions at the eighth grade level. This publication describes eighth graders performance based on 37 questions from the eighth-grade assessment. Thirty of the thirty-seven questions were…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Grade 8
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