The Nation’s Report Card: Science in Action 2009: Introduction

I’ve shared this on Facebook and Google+, but haven’t posted it to this blog.

NAEP–the National Assessment of Educational Progress–posted this report on how its assessments have changed for science. Part of the test is administered using technology.

Read on.

The Nation’s Report Card: Science in Action 2009: Introduction.

URL: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/main2009/2012468.asp

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The Nation’s Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment Reading 2011

If you are interested in issues related to the education of Native Americans, this is a wonderful report that came out in December, one of the first of The Nation’s Report Card publications.

The Nation’s Report Card:
Trial Urban District Assessment Reading 2011

This report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) presents results from the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) in reading. Representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade public school students from 21 urban districts participated in the 2011 assessment. Student performance is reported as average scale scores on the NAEP reading scale and as percentages of students who attained the achievement levels set by the National Assessment Governing Board. District results are compared to results for all students attending public schools in the nation and large cities (i.e., cities with populations of 250,000 or more) overall and by race/ethnicity and eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch. In 2011, scores for both fourth- and eighth-graders in five districts were higher than the scores for students in large cities, and scores for both grades were lower in nine districts. Among the 18 districts that also participated in the 2009 assessment, there was no significant change from 2009 to 2011 in the scores for any of the districts at grade 4, and just one district scored higher at grade 8. Scores for students in the remaining districts did not change significantly from 2009 to 2011.

December 2011
Author: National Center for Education Statistics

View or download from:
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2012455

If the link does not work, copy the URL into your browser. The report is free, and contains a lot of useful information.

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Study: Eighth-grade students still lag in science | eSchool News

Below is a report from eSchool News. A quote from the article is somewhat unsettling:

Just 31 percent of students were considered proficient or better on the test, the data show.

Study: Eighth-grade students still lag in science | eSchool News.

(If the link does not work, copy and paste this URL into your browser:  http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/05/10/study-eighth-grade-students-still-lag-in-science/)

If you want to go directly to the publication addressed, The Nation’s Report Card: Science 2011, click on this link or copy the URL into your browser:  http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2012465

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