Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto the NAEP Scales is the go-to study for comparing what states across the country expect from their students (i.e., their standards for proficient performance). This post shares an early-look at the standing of states’ SY 2018-19 standard of proficient performance in reference to achievement levels set for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Currently, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is working on the quality measures for our full-scale report. The study uses rigorous methodology and quality control measures to ensure comparisons are valid.
All released NCES mapping state proficiency standard reports have used state assessment data from EDFacts, a school-level assessment result file that states submit to the Elementary and Secondary division of the U.S. Department of Education. The process generally takes more than a year to produce the full-scale study report after release of the respective year’s NAEP assessment results. During this time NCES,
- obtains EDFacts file and verify the data with state representatives to ensure the student population represented in the state assessment results is the same population represented in the NAEP assessment results;
- collects additional information, via NAEP State Coordinators, necessary to accurately map estimates and interpret the results; and,
- completes the rigorous review process necessary for an NCES report.
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August 27, 2020