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Science Questions: NAEP the Nation's Report Card

Science Questions: NAEP the Nation's Report Card

Since being authorized by Congress in 1969, NAEP's mission has been to collect, analyze, and present reliable and valuable information about what the nation's students know and can do. Both public and nonpublic school students in grades 4, 8, and 12 are sampled and assessed on a regular basis in core subject areas. In 1996 and 2000, student performance in science was assessed at grades 4, 8, and 12 on the national level. In 1996, the state-by-state assessment included eighth-grade students only. The 2000 state-by-state assessment expanded to include fourth-grade students as well as eighth-grade students. Sample questions actually used on the NAEP tests are now available. Each question includes the following: Performance Data, Content Classification, Scoring Guide/Key, Student Responses, and More Data (performance by race, gender, region, and socioeconomic status). By using these questions, classroom teachers who compare performance of students with national norms will now know whether or not they are doing a good job!


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Nancy J. Pelaez
Nancy J. Pelaez (Faculty)
21 years ago
This resource and Performance Assessment Links in Science will revolutionize science teaching. Teachers will no longer wonder whether they are doing a good enough job. Now these valid questions can be used in assessing students so that any classroom teacher can compare student performance to national norms!

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Please notice that MANY PAGES of questions are listed - sorted by grade level.