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NAEP Mathematics in Puerto Rico

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In 2011, public school students in Puerto Rico at grades 4 and 8 participated in a research study using a Spanish-language version of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics. This was not a full assessment, so results cannot be reported. This study will be used to prepare for the next NAEP assessment in Puerto Rico. This is the fourth time since 2003 that students in Puerto Rico have participated in the assessment. Read about NAEP En Puerto Rico, en español PDF File (130 KB) and learn more about the NAEP program in a brochure An Overview of NAEP PDF File (239 KB).

In 2007, a representative sample of approximately 2,800 students in 100 schools were assessed at both grade 4 and at grade 8 in 2007.

To see actual sample questions and background questionnaires administered in Puerto Rico, browse the Sample Questions booklets for 2013 PDF File (2.7 MB).

Participation in the assessment is important because NAEP plays a valuable role in providing impartial, trusted information about what students know and can do. Learn more about why participation in NAEP is important or read the brochure What Every Parent Should Know About NAEP PDF File (800 KB), also available in Spanish PDF File (880 KB).

Learn more about NAEP and the Nation's Report Card

The Nation’s Report CardTM informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States and participating jurisdictions. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time. The Nation’s Report Card compares performance among jurisdictions, public and private schools, and student demographic groups.

For over three decades, NAEP assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, geography, and other subjects. By making objective information available on student performance at the national, state, and local levels, NAEP is an integral part of our nation’s evaluation of the condition and progress of education. Only information related to academic achievement and relevant variables is collected. The privacy of individual students is protected, and the identities of participating schools are not released. NAEP is a congressionally mandated project of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. The Commissioner of Education Statistics is responsible for carrying out the NAEP project. The National Assessment Governing Board oversees and sets policy for NAEP. 

To find out more about NAEP from a parent's perspective, see Information for Parents.

Last updated 10 October 2012 (MS)

Puerto Rico Reports

  • View reports on results from Puerto Rico's administrations of the 2003, 2005, and 2007 NAEP mathematics assessments.

  • See the technical report that focuses on statistical issues of the 2003 and 2005 NAEP mathematics assessments in Puerto Rico.

  • Explore the mathematics results for 2005 and 2003 using the NAEP Data Explorer. Select grade 4 or grade 8, and select Puerto Rico as the jurisdiction.

  • Secure data for the 2003, 2005, and 2007 mathematics assessments in Puerto Rico are available for licensed researchers; see what variables are available in these datasets.

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