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Title: Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: 2005-2007
Description: This research and development report compares the standards that states use in reporting 4th- and 8th- grade reading and mathematics proficiency using NAEP as a common metric. The state standards used in reporting 2006-07 results were mapped onto the NAEP scales to compare the standards across the states and in relation to the NAEP achievement levels.

The mapping procedure offers an approximate way to assess the relative rigor of the states’ adequate yearly progress (AYP) standards established under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Once mapped, the NAEP scale equivalent score representing the state's proficiency standards can be compared to indicate the relative rigor of those standards. The term rigor as used here does not imply a judgment about state standards. Rather, it is intended to be descriptive of state-to-state variation in the location of the state standards on a common metric.
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Cover Date: October 2009
Web Release: October 29, 2009
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Publication #: NCES 2010456
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Technical/Methodological Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
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