The 1990–2003 NAEP Mathematics Framework was used to develop the 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2003 assessments. Like all NAEP assessment frameworks, it was developed by the National Assessment Governing Board. The 1990–2003 NAEP mathematics framework was influenced by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics.
The 1990–2003 framework described five broad strands of mathematics content, as follows:
In addition, the framework included three types of mathematical abilities as follows:
And it included mathematical power as follows:
Beginning in 1990, NAEP mathematics assessments placed increasing emphasis on mathematical power. The 1996, 2000, and 2003 assessments focused on reasoning and communication by requiring students to connect their learning across mathematical strands.
The figure that follows shows the relationship between the mathematical skills and content described in the framework.
Figure 2, Mathematics Framework for the 1996, 2000, and 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Read about the 2005 NAEP Mathematics Framework.