A Nation At Risk: Summary & Effects on Education

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A Nation at Risk was published in:

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1. Which of the following was not a recommendation of A Nation at Risk?

2. _____ was the president whose government put out A Nation at Risk.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'A Nation At Risk' was an important historical report that detailed the poor state of public schools in America in the 1980s. The following quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the facts surrounding it, such as who wrote it, why it was written, the year it was published, and some of its findings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The statistics and findings of 'A Nation At Risk'
  • The president at the time of its publication
  • Public schools in America in the 1980s
  • Recommendations made by 'A Nation At Risk'
  • Response to 'A Nation At Risk'

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'A Nation At Risk'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the findings of the report, as well as some issues with those findings
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'A Nation At Risk'
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about American public education in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about this important report from the '80s, review the corresponding lesson on the synopsis and impact of 'A Nation At Risk'. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The academic standards and rigor suggested by the report
  • The administration of Ronald Reagan
  • The roles that teachers and their pay played in American public education
  • What Common Core Standards are
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