WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 14, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will release the results of a 2010 assessment that measures students' knowledge of American history in the context of democracy, culture, technological and economic changes, and America's changing world role. The results show how well students understand the themes, periods, and ways of knowing and thinking about U.S. history. The results for fourth, eighth and twelfth graders can be compared to three previous assessment years -- 1994, 2001, and 2006 -- and include racial/ethnic and gender comparisons, as well as background data on other variables.
NAEP, also known as The Nation's Report Card, is the only continuing, nationally representative measure of student achievement in the U.S.
In a live webinar on the report card release, a distinguished panel will discuss the report's findings and the importance of history in defining America's democracy. Webinar panelists include:
- Jack Buckley, commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics
- Steven L. Paine, member, National Assessment Governing Board; vice president of strategic planning and development, CTB/McGraw-Hill
- Diane Ravitch, research professor of education, New York University; education historian; and senior fellow, Brookings Institution
- David Gordon, member, National Assessment Governing Board; superintendent of schools, Sacramento County Office of Education (webinar moderator)
THE EVENT DETAILS:
What: Live webinar to discuss results of The Nation's Report Card: History 2010, Grades 4, 8, and 12
When: June 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. EDT
How to register: Visit www.nagb.org/history
GET EARLY ACCESS TO RESULTS: The media can gain embargoed access to materials on Friday, June 10, at 11 a.m. EDT. Access must be requested. Please contact Erin Fenn at 202.559.4451 or [email protected]
PARTICIPATE IN Q&A. Embargo pre-call on study findings: Monday, June 13, at 1 p.m. EDT
Media are encouraged to discuss the embargoed data and information with experts ahead of the release. Access must be requested. Please contact Erin Fenn at 202.559.4451 or [email protected]
FOR MEDIA REQUESTS AND INTERVIEWS: Contact Stephaan Harris, 202.357.7504 or [email protected]
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.nagb.org/history
The Nation's Report Card is the only nationally representative, continuing evaluation of the condition of education in the United States and has served as a national yardstick of student achievement since 1969. Through the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), The Nation's Report Card informs the public about what America's students know and can do in various subject areas, and compares achievement data between states and various student demographic groups.
The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent, bipartisan board whose members include governors, state legislators, local and state school officials, educators, business representatives and members of the general public. Congress created the 26-member Governing Board in 1988 to set policy for NAEP.
SOURCE National Assessment of Educational Progress