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NAEP Technical DocumentationDepartment Head Questionnaire

In 2006 and 2012, NCES piloted a department head questionnaire for the NAEP economics assessment at grade 12. Within a given school, the questionnaire was administered to the chair or lead teacher of every department that offered at least one economics-related course. There are currently no plans to administer the department head questionnaire in every NAEP assessment.

The NAEP Department Head Questionnaire for Grade 12 Economics includes items pertaining to

  • types of economics-related courses offered by the department;
  • number and qualifications of department faculty;
  • professional development activities related to the teaching of economics; and
  • district hiring requirements for department faculty.
Link to NAEP economics department head questionnaire (in PDF format): 2006 and 2013
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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2006 - 2013 Economics Assessment.
Economics (2012) 785K
Economics (2006) 61K

Last updated 21 May 2017 (DC)