A History of the National Assessment of Educational Progress and Some Questions About Its Future

@article{Jones1996AHO,
  title={A History of the National Assessment of Educational Progress and Some Questions About Its Future},
  author={Lyle V. Jones},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  year={1996},
  volume={25},
  pages={15 - 22}
}
  • L. V. Jones
  • Published 1 October 1996
  • Education
  • Educational Researcher
The initial aim of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) was to develop and then to employ procedures for monitoring achievement in the nation. Here, a history of NAEP is presented, with a special focus on procedural changes from 1969 to date. Then some questions are posed about future shifts in the purposes of NAEP. In offering answers to the questions, I argue that NAEP should continue to monitor achievement trends in the nation and in the participating states and that… 

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