ERIC Number: EJ1262646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Abstractor: As Provided
The NAEP Geography Assessment: Will It Come Back?
Solem, Michael; Stoltman, Joseph
Journal of Geography, v119 n4 p136-139 2020
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) program periodically conducts national-level assessments of student achievement in geography. In July 2019, the National Assessment Governing Board announced a decision to eliminate geography, economics, arts, and foreign language assessments from the NAEP testing schedule through 2029. In this commentary, we review the reasons behind the Governing Board's decision and discuss what geographers can do to advocate for and make enhanced uses of NAEP geography reports and data.
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Geography, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Educational Policy, Grade 4, Grade 8, Grade 12, Elementary School Students, Junior High School Students, High School Students, Educational Change, Educational Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 12; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress