This online report presents results from the NAEP 2015 mathematics and reading assessments. The report includes national and state results on the performance of fourth- and eighth-grade students. Results are presented in terms of average scale scores and as percentages of students performing at the three NAEP achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. In addition to overall scores, results are reported by racial/ethnic groups, by gender, and by type of school. The 2015 trend in national average mathematics scores show a decline at both grades since the last assessment in 2013. Average scores for reading in 2015 declined at grade 8; there was no significant change in the reading score for fourth-grade students. Over the long term, however, scores were higher in 2015 in both subject and grades compared to the initial assessments in the early 1990s. In addition to national and state results, the report includes highlights from the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA).
The 2012 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES:2012) Data File Userís Manual provides documentation and guidance for users of the NHES:2012 data files, which include data from the Early Childhood Program Participation survey and the Parent and Family Involvement in Education survey.
2009 graduates earned an average of 3 credits more over the course of their high school education than 1990 graduates. This translates to about 420 additional hours of instruction during their high school careers.