NAEP Study Puts State Standards to the Test 2013 State Mapping Blog Header
How do states’ standards compare to one another? A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics finds that proficiency standards vary widely in fourth- and eighth-grade reading and mathematics. Read Full Post >>

July 9, 2015

How NSLP Eligibility Has Changed Over the Last Decade Young student walking to school wearing a backpack with a brown paper lunch bag in his hand
How has the percentage of students eligible for the National School Lunch Program(NSLP) changed across the nation between 2003 and 2013? We created this animated map to show you. Read Full Post >>

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

The Truth About Honors Courses Image of a person using a knife to cut construction paper under against a ruler. There are other pieces of paper scattered about
A 2013 NAEP study investigated how well high school mathematics course content matched with course titles and descriptions. The study may prompt you to ask, "How many honors students are really getting an honors-level education?" Read Full Post >>

DECEMBER 22, 2014

Students and Computers: Assessing the Writing Skills of Fourth-Graders on the Computer Students and Computers Image
Can the writing skills of young students be effectively assessed on the computer? NAEP recently released results of the Grade 4 Writing Computer-Based Assessment study, which explored this very question. Read Full Post >>

OCTOBER 15, 2014

NAEP in the National Conversation: Black Male Achievement President Obama addresses young high school students.
President Obama's new focus on the achievement of Black male students has raised some big questions; for example, how do impoverished Black and White male students compare on NAEP? Read Full Post >>

JULY 23, 2014

Five Things We’ve Learned from NAEP Grade 12 Mathematics and Reading Results High School Student Leaving for School
Did you miss the release of our NAEP 2013 mathematics and reading results for twelfth-graders? Here’s a quick recap of five important things we’ve learned. Read Full Post >>

MAY 15, 2014