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Study Report

Study Number: QE-012-005-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1976

Subject Area: Education Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: National assessment of educational progress: science, age 13, 1976-1977.  [machine-readable data file] / Education Commission of the States  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8072

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Machine-readable SPSS data definition statements.

Abstract: The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a continuing survey of the knowledge, skills, understandings and attitudes of young Americans. Each year for the past 11 years, 75,000 to 100,000 persons have been assessed in one or more learning areas taught in the schools. NAEP uses stratified, multi-stage probability samples in all assessments. The first stage consists of geographic areas (typically counties). Within each geographic area, both public and private schools are sampled, each booklet is administered to a separate random sample of respondents within the sampled schools. For every age group, there are between five and fifteen different booklets in each of the subject areas. Since each student responds to only one booklet, this means that there are between five and fifteen different probability samples for each age group. A specific school is likely to be sampled for more than one booklet, however booklet administrations are randomly allocated to schools and no school receives all of the different booklets. A number of background variables are available in all files. At the school level, region, census division, type and size of community, occupation mix of attendance area, grade range, racial composition, total enrollment, and Title I eligibility are included. At the respondent level, items include age, sex, race, parents' education, and reading materials in the home. From 1972-1973 on, regional migration variables are included for older age groups. From 1975-1976 on, 17-year olds were asked a number of additional background questions, including their homework and TV-viewing habits, languages spoken in the home, racial/ethnic heritage, and household possessions. All subregional geographic identifiers (state, county, school district, etc.) have been removed. Some of the items included in the test booklets are released for unrestricted public use. The remainder are kept secure because NAEP will readminister them in the future to determine changes in the performance level of students. Copies of the item booklets and scoring guides, containing both released and secure items, are available on microfiche only from NAEP after a Nondisclosure Agreement has been signed. The forms and the fiche are available from National Assessment of Educational Progress, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 700, Denver, Colorado, 80295. This study consists of twenty-two distinct sets of files. Every set of files is accompanied by a machine-readable user's guide and appendices, and machine-readable half-sample replicate definition files and exercise documentation files. Each data file consists of approximately 200-400 variables for 2,500 cases and is accompanied by a print-image codebook and SPSS control-card files. SAS cards are available upon request.

SUBJECT TERMS: ages. assessment. attendance. community characteristics. curriculums. education. enrollments. grades. intelligence. knowledge skills. literature. mathematics. media. migration. nativity. nativity. natural record data. private schools. progress. public schools. racial composition. reading. schools. social attitudes and behavior. standardized tests. students. television. testing data. youth. United States.

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