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Title: The Nationís Report Card: Mathematics 2003
Description: This report presents results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2003 fourth- and eighth-grade mathematics assessments for the nation, for participating states and other jurisdictions, and for participating urban districts. Assessment results are described in terms of studentsí average mathematics score on a 0Ė500 scale and in terms of the percentage of students attaining each of three achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. National and district-level scores at different percentiles on the scale (indicating the percentage of students whose scores fell below a particular point) are also discussed. This report also provides results for subgroups of students defined by various background characteristics (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, and studentsí eligibility for free/reduced-price lunch). Comparisons are made to results from previous years in which the assessment was administered. In addition to the 2003 results, national results are reported from the 1990, 1992, 1996, and 2000 assessments. Results for states and other jurisdictions are also reported from the 1990 (eighth grade only), 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2003 assessments. Results for participating urban districts are reported for 2003. The results from the assessment showed higher national average mathematics scores in 2003 than in all the previous assessment years at both grades 4 and 8. All 42 of the states and jurisdictions that participated in both the 1992 and 2003 fourth-grade assessments had a higher average mathematics score in 2003. Each of the 38 states and jurisdictions that participated in the both the 1990 and 2003 eighth-grade assessments had a higher average score in 2003. The report also includes sample assessment questions and examples of student responses. Appendices include information on national, state, and district samples, school and student participation rates, participation and accommodation of students with disabilities and/or limited-English-proficient students, subgroup percentages, and state-level contextual variables.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: July 2005
Web Release: September 15, 2005
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 2005451
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Grady Wilburn.