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Title:  The Nation's Report Card: Geography 2001
Description: This report presents the results of the 2001 assessment in geography from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Comparisons are made to performance in the previous national assessment in 1994 at grades 4, 8, and 12. Student performance is reported in terms of average scale scores on the NAEP geography scale and by the percentages of students who attained the achievement levels set by the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB). In addition, the report presents percentile distributions and demographic subgroup results, including results by gender, race/ethnicity, region of the country, parents' highest level of education, school type, type of school location, and student eligibility for the Free/Reduced-Price School Lunch program. One chapter focuses on a second set of results that includes the performance of special-needs students who were permitted accommodations in the test administration. The report presents information on contexts for learning geography, including classroom practices and students' use of computers. The report also includes sample test questions and examples of student responses.
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Cover Date: June 2002
Web Release: June 21, 2002
Print Release: June 21, 2002
Publication #: NCES 2002484
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: A.R. Weiss, A.D. Lutkus, B.S. Hildebrant, and M.S. Johnson
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Achievement (student)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Arnold Goldstein.
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