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New Report from NCES Shows States Adopting More Rigorous Standards State Mapping Chart
The 2015 Report on State Proficiency Standards has been released! Since 2003, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has published periodic reports that show where each state’s standard for proficient performance in reading and mathematics at grades 4 and 8 falls on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scale. Because all states participate in NAEP for these grades and subjects, it is possible to benchmark states’ proficiency standards with the NAEP achievement levels. Read Full Post >>
 

June 11, 2018

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How does NAEP Map State Proficiency Standards? 2015 State Mapping Coming Soon Infocard
The 2015 Report on State Proficiency Standards is about to be released! Since 2003, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has published periodic reports that show where each state’s standard for proficient performance in reading and math at grades 4 and 8 falls on the NAEP scale. Read Full Post >>
 

May 24, 2018

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Three Key Findings from the 2016 Arts Report Card 2013 State Mapping Blog Header
With its Arts assessment, NAEP takes on the task of measuring a subject that is thought to be difficult to assess. NAEP, with the help of resources, has developed an assessment to measure students abilities to observe, describe, analyze, evaluate, and create works of visual art and music. Read Full Post >>
 

July 5, 2017

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NAEP Study Puts State Standards to the Test 2013 State Mapping Blog Header
How do states’ standards compare to one another? A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics finds that proficiency standards vary widely in fourth- and eighth-grade reading and mathematics. Read Full Post >>
 

July 9, 2015

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How NSLP Eligibility Has Changed Over the Last Decade Young student walking to school wearing a backpack with a brown paper lunch bag in his hand
How has the percentage of students eligible for the National School Lunch Program(NSLP) changed across the nation between 2003 and 2013? We created this animated map to show you. Read Full Post >>
 

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

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The Truth About Honors Courses Image of a person using a knife to cut construction paper under against a ruler. There are other pieces of paper scattered about
A 2013 NAEP study investigated how well high school mathematics course content matched with course titles and descriptions. The study may prompt you to ask, "How many honors students are really getting an honors-level education?" Read Full Post >>
 

DECEMBER 22, 2014

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Students and Computers: Assessing the Writing Skills of Fourth-Graders on the Computer Students and Computers Image
Can the writing skills of young students be effectively assessed on the computer? NAEP recently released results of the Grade 4 Writing Computer-Based Assessment study, which explored this very question. Read Full Post >>
 

OCTOBER 15, 2014

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NAEP in the National Conversation: Black Male Achievement President Obama addresses young high school students.
President Obama's new focus on the achievement of Black male students has raised some big questions; for example, how do impoverished Black and White male students compare on NAEP? Read Full Post >>
 

JULY 23, 2014

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Five Things We’ve Learned from NAEP Grade 12 Mathematics and Reading Results High School Student Leaving for School
Did you miss the release of our NAEP 2013 mathematics and reading results for twelfth-graders? Here’s a quick recap of five important things we’ve learned. Read Full Post >>
 

MAY 15, 2014

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