Louise from Redwood City, CA asked:
- How often are Civics and History assessed? Will you ever assess world history? Are state results available?
Dr. Peggy G. Carr 's response:
- With respect to civics, here's the story: The first national assessments, administered by NAEP in 1969-70, were in science, writing, and citizenship (civics was considered part of citizenship). Civics has been assessed, either as part of a social studies assessment or solely on civics and government, in 1972, 1976, 1982, 1988, and 2006. The next civics assessments are planned for 2010 and 2014. With respect to U.S. history, the story is similar. NAEP carried out the U.S. history assessment in 1986, 1988, 1994, 2001, and 2006. As a result of the development and modification of the framework, comparisons of student performance can be made only for the 1994, 2001, and 2006 assessments. The next U.S. history assessments are planned for 2010 and 2014. An updated or new framework is planned for the 2014 assessment. The schedule calls for a world history assessment in 2012, but the framework has not yet been specified. There are no state data for U.S. history and civics. Congress determines through legislation that there will be state-level reporting of student results in reading, mathematics, science, and writing.