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Title: Optimizing State NAEP: Issues and Possible Improvements
Description: The paper addresses 3 key topics related to making state NAEP more efficient: reducing the burden for the states, stabilizing the assessment schedule, and facilitating and promoting the use of state NAEP data. The author recommends promoting the use of state NAEP data for the continued success of the NAEP program. She suggests that this could involve devoting greater attention to how best to link state assessment and NAEP results, developing more timely and user-friendly reports and working with states and other organizations to more effectively address the data needs of different NAEP audiences. She also proposes expending proportionately less of the state NAEP resources on data collection and more on disseminating information about the many uses of the program.
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Cover Date: April 2003
Web Release: May 19, 2003
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Publication #: NCES 200309
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Working Paper
  Working Papers provide preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. They are works in progress that are presented to promote the sharing of valuable work experience and knowledge. These papers have not undergone a rigorous review for consistency with NCES standards.
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
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