NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. NAEP hosts a blog and the site provides links to a variety of resources and tools, which are highlighted below.
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- NAEP Information for Educators - Find answers to frequently asked questions about NAEP, view the types of questions featured in the surveys and assessments, and learn how to access the data.
- NAEP Data Explorer (NDE) - Create customizable tables and graphics to display NAEP results.
- NAEP Questions Tool - Search thousands of questions by grade, year, and content area. Test your students on the questions from NAEP assessments, and create customized assessments.
- NAEP Test Yourself - Have your students select a subject and test themselves using NAEP questions.
- NAEP Science Interactive Tasks - Test your students' 4th, 8th, and 12th grade science skills with interactive computer and hands-on tasks.
- NAEP Survey Questionnaires - Access the student, school, students with disabilities or limited English proficiency, and teacher questionnaires from 2003–2016, which include questions about students' opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom and students' educational experiences.
- NAEP Frameworks - Read about the NAEP assessment organizing frameworks, which are the blueprints that guide the development of the assessment instruments and determine the content to be assessed.
- NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study - Learn how this study links the NAEP scale to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) scale so that states may compare the performance of their students with students in other countries.
The Annual Reports and Information group produces several reports each year that draw from over 25 surveys by NCES and other government agencies. These wide-ranging data sources allow our reports to provide a comprehensive view of key issues facing the U.S. education system.
The primary purpose of the more than 70 Fast Facts on the website is to provide users with concise information on a range of educational issues, from early childhood to adult learning.
The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE) is one of the four centers of the Institute of Education Sciences (the other centers are NCES, National Center for Education Research, and National Center for Special Education Research). NCEE conducts rigorous evaluations of federal programs, synthesizing and disseminating information from evaluation and research, and providing technical assistance to improve student achievement through the work of the evaluation division and the knowledge utilization division that includes:
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- What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) - WWC reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. WWC aims to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. Samples topics include literacy, children and youth with disabilities, mathematics, and behavior.
- Practice Guides - Based on reviews of research, the experiences of practitioners, and nationally recognized experts, practice guides are recommendations for educators to address challenges in their classrooms and schools. For example, this algebra practice guide provides three recommendations for teaching algebra to students in middle school and high school.
- Video Tutorials - WWC videos contain the information you need to know: what studies have been reviewed, has there been research conducted on an intervention, and was the intervention effective?
- Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) - ERIC is a digital library of education research. ERIC provides access to bibliographic records to 1.7 million of journal and non-journal literature from 1966 to the present. Many of the records are peer reviewed and have free full text available.
- Regional Educational Laboratory Program (REL) - RELs partner with educators and policymakers to develop and use research that improves academic outcomes for students. The RELs create research-based resources, such as reports, events, tools, and Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide for What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guides.