Since 2003, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has compared each state's standard for proficient performance in reading and mathematics by placing the state standards onto a common scale of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This process of "state mapping" shows where each state's standards falls on the NAEP scale and in relation to the NAEP achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced, providing important contributions to the discussion of state standards.
The 2015 report summarizes the results of applying a methodology for mapping state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales. This analysis used state public school data for the 2014–15 school year, and the 2015 NAEP assessments in reading and mathematics for grades 4 and 8. The 2015 results are also compared with 2013 results in the report.
See key findings and results tables from the 2015 report.
See the 2015 key findings and data summary tables.Learn More
For earlier reports (2005-2013), download a profile of your state, and view data tables summarizing the percentage of students at or above the NAEP Proficient ranking and the percentage of students meeting state proficiency standards.Learn More
See frequently asked questions about Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: 2015.
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