Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 9, Issue 1, Article 17 (June, 2008)
The science assessment in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) of USA
1,2Helan WU, 1Yau-yuen YEUNG and 1May-hung CHENG
1Department of Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Technology
The Hong Kong Institute of Education, HONG KONG
2Department of Physics, East China Normal University
Shanghai, P. R. CHINA
Received 20 Jan., 2008
Revised 26 Jun., 2008
This article provides a brief review on the science assessment in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) of USA in the last decade (1996, 2000 and 2005). It focuses on some key elements of the assessment framework and assessment criteria of NAEP and critically examines certain assessment items as selected from those three rounds of assessment exercise. Besides, there is a concise analysis on the educational implications of NAEP.
Keywords: National Assessment of Educational Progress, science assessment, students' learning outcomes.
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