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Title: Student Work and Teacher Practices in Science
Description: This is a report written primarily for science teachers. It focuses on samples of questions and student responses taken from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science assessment that was administered in 1996 to students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Each student who participated in the assessment was required to do a hands-on task; and, slightly more than 60 percent of the questions were open-ended and thus required students to construct their own responses. The report is divided into four parts: The first part (chapter 1), provides an overview of the assessment; the second part (chapters 2, 3, and 4), presents examples of questions and studentsí responses; the third part (chapters 5 and 6) contains information collected from students, teachers, and school administrators about classroom practices, student motivation, and parental involvement in learning; finally, the fourth part contains appendices offering a fuller description of the procedures used for the NAEP 1996 science assessment (appendix A), scoring guides for questions discussed in chapters 2, 3, and 4 (appendix B), and standard errors for the statistics presented (appendix C).
Online Availability:
Cover Date: July 1999
Web Release: March 8, 2000
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 1999455
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Research and Development Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Research and Development Report, please contact:
Grady Wilburn.