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Training Opportunities

Training is held throughout the year to learn more about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), its database, methodology, analysis methods, item development, administration, data quality, advancements in large-scale assessment design and more. Watch this space for upcoming training courses aimed at faculty, advanced graduate students, education researchers, policy analysts, and other professionals with strong statistical skills.

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NAEP Data Training Workshop

The NAEP Data Training Workshop is designed for quantitative researchers with strong statistical skills who want to learn to conduct data analysis using NAEP data. NAEP data trainings are aimed at advanced graduate students, educational researchers at universities or research organizations, analysts from state and local education agencies, and those interested in analyzing large-scale assessment data. These trainings introduce the unique design features of NAEP and provide guidance and practice in the data analysis strategies required when using NAEP data. NAEP data trainings provide participants with hands-on practice analyzing NAEP data files using the R program.

Doctoral Students Internship Program

The mission of the NAEP doctoral student internship program is to advance and encourage secondary analysis and methodological developments using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). During the 10-week internship program, interns will work directly with researchers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and American Institutes for Research (AIR) on research in topic areas such as: Psychometrics & Statistical Methods, Process Data, Policy-Relevant Research, and Re-envisioning Quantitative Information (Data Visualization).

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Cooperative Agreements

Cooperative agreements will support 3-5 individuals or teams to conduct studies focused on NAEP operations, in particular item development, test administration, and analysis methods. The studies will be carried out through a cooperative agreement with NCES to allow substantial collaboration with NCES and key vendors.

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NAEP Events and Conferences

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) regularly hosts and attends events to provide vital information about student achievement and experiences across the United States. See what upcoming conferences and events NAEP is hosting and attending.

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Last updated 27 April 2022 (DS)