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[The American Way [microform] : Rules, Laws and You. An Assessment of Law-Related Competencies. Primary, Intermediate and Secondary Levels. Tests and Supporting Materials.]
Bib ID 5339073
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1976 
81 p. 
Summary

The Assessment of Law-Related Competencies includes tests for three different levels: primary, covering grades K-4; intermediate, covering grades 5-8; and secondary, covering grades 9-12. Most of the items in the three multiple choice tests are intended to measure cognitive knowledge of various law-related concepts, including: nature and types of social groups, need for laws within and between groups, individual rights embodied in the U.S. Constitution, process of law making, role and nature of law enforcement, types of correctional institutions, and ways that society reinforces responsible behavior. A number of items, especially in the primary level test, focus on student attitudes in the following areas: developing understanding of other people's feelings, respecting other people and property, observing and obeying laws, and valuing the democratic form of decision making. These instruments were developed and refined over a three year period as part of a Law-Related Education project of the Pennsylvania State Department of Education, and were used during the 1976-77 school year as part of a statewide summative evaluation program. Norms were based on the scores of 1,321 students in grades K-12. (Author/MV)

Notes

Educational level discussed: Elementary Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Achievement Tests.  |  Citizenship Responsibility.  |  Elementary School Students.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Government Role.  |  High School Students.  |  Junior High School Students.  |  Knowledge Level.  |  Law Enforcement.  |  Laws.  |  Legal Education.  |  Political Attitudes.  |  Political Science.  |  State Programs.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Assessment of Law Related Competencies  |  Pennsylvania
Form/genre Tests/Questionnaires.
Other authors/contributors Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg
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