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Title:  The Nation's Report Card: Science 2000
Description: This report presents the results of the 2000 assessment in science from the National Assessment of Educational Progress for the nation and for the participating states and jurisdictions. Comparisons are made to performance in the previous national assessment in 1996 at grades 4, 8, and 12. Comparison data are given both within and across participating jurisdictions for 2000 at grade 4, and for 1996 and 2000 at grade 8. Student performance is reported in terms of average scale scores on the NAEP science 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, type of school location, school type, and student eligibility for free/reduced-price school lunch. 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, both in the national and state samples. The report presents information on contexts for learning science, including the use of computers for instruction and student coursework. The report also includes sample test questions and examples of student responses.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: February 2003
Web Release: February 14, 2003
Print Release: Currently only available online, print version forthcoming.
Publication #: NCES 2003453
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: C.Y. O’Sullivan, M.A. Lauko, W.S. Grigg, J. Qian, and J. Zhang
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Taslima Rahman.
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