Title:  The Nationís Report Card: Mathematics 2005
Description: This report presents results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2005 fourth- and eighth-grade mathematics assessments for the nation and for participating states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense schools. Assessment results are described in terms of studentsí average mathematics score on a 0Ė500 scale and in terms of the percentage of students attaining each of three achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. National scores at selected percentiles on the scale (indicating the percentage of students whose scores fell at or below a particular point) are also discussed. This report also provides results for groups of students defined by various background characteristics (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, and studentsí eligibility for free/reduced-price lunch). Comparisons are made to results from previous years in which the assessment was administered. In addition to the 2005 results, national results are reported from the 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2003 assessments. Results for participating states and other jurisdictions from the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2003 assessments at grade 4 and from the 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2003 assessments at grade 8 are also reported. The national results from the assessment showed a 25-point increase between the average fourth-grade mathematics score in 2005 and the score in 1990. The average eighth-grade mathematics score was 16 points higher in 2005 than in 1990. All of the 42 states and jurisdictions that participated in both the 1992 and 2005 fourth-grade mathematics assessments showed higher average scores in 2005, and all of the 38 states and jurisdictions that participated in the 1990 and 2005 eighth-grade assessments showed higher average mathematics scores in 2005. The report also includes sample assessment questions and examples of student responses. Appendices include information on national and state samples, school and student participation rates, participation and accommodation of students with disabilities and English language learners, student group percentages, and more state-level results.
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Cover Date: October 2005
Web Release: October 19, 2005
Print Release: October 20, 2005
Publication #: NCES 2006453
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Marianne Perie, Wendy S. Grigg, and Gloria S. Dion
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Grady Wilburn.