Grading the Nation's Report Card: Research from the Evaluation of NAEP

Grading the Nation's Report Card: Research from the Evaluation of NAEP

by Nambury S. Raju, James W. Pellegrino, Meryl W. Bertenthal, Karen J. Mitchell
     
 

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the nation's report card, has chronicled students' academic achievement in America for over a quarter of a century. It has been a valued source of information about students' performance, providing the best available trend data on the academic achievement of elementary, middle, and secondary school… See more details below

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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the nation's report card, has chronicled students' academic achievement in America for over a quarter of a century. It has been a valued source of information about students' performance, providing the best available trend data on the academic achievement of elementary, middle, and secondary school students in key subject areas. NAEP's prominence and the important need for stable and accurate measures of academic achievement call for evaluation of the program and an analysis of the extent to which its results are reasonable, valid, and informative to the public.

This volume of papers considers the use and application of NAEP. It provides technical background to the recently published book, Grading the Nation's Report Card: Evaluating NAEP and Transforming the Assessment of Educational Progress (NRC, 1999), with papers on four key topics: NAEP's assessment development, content validity, design and use, and more broadly, the design of education indicator systems.

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The Committee on the Evaluation of National and State Assessments of Educational Progress of the National Research Council report on their research into the system that has chronicled the academic achievement of US students for a quarter century. It takes up the development of NEAP instrumentation, its content validity, its design and use, and the design of education indicators systems. Technical background papers accompany the report itself. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780309068444
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
04/07/2000
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.76(d)

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