The Mathematics Curriculum Study explores the relationship between coursetaking and achievement by investigating the content and challenge of two core high school mathematics courses—algebra I and geometry. Conducted in conjunction with the 2005 NAEP High School Transcript Study, the study uses textbooks as an indirect measure of what was taught in classrooms.
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NAEP assessments are conducted across the nation, states, and in some cases, across urban districts. National results are reported for all assessment subjects. Mathematics, reading, science, and writing are also assessed at the state level and for participating urban districts. For national assessments, students in both public and private schools are assessed. At the state level, only public school assessments are reported. Assessment results are never reported for individual students.
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