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Title: The Nationís Report Card: Mathematics 2007
Description: This report presents results of the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics at grades 4 and 8. Results for students in the nation and in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Department of Defense schools are reported as average scores and as percentages of students performing at or above three achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. Scores are also reported at selected percentiles, showing changes in the performance of lower-, middle-, and higher-performing students. Results for groups of students defined by various background characteristics (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, and studentsí eligibility for free or reduced-price school lunch) are included, as well as sample assessment questions with examples of student responses. Additional technical notes and appendix tables provide information on NAEP samples, school and student participation rates, exclusion and accommodation of students with disabilities and English language learners, and additional state-level results.Highlights of the national results show that both fourth- and eighth-graders reached a higher level of performance in 2007 in comparison to all earlier assessment years. The average score for fourth-graders increased 27 points over the past 17 years, and the score for eighth-graders increased 19 points. Students at all levels of performance made gains, resulting in higher percentages of students at or above the Basic and Proficient achievement levels.State results show gains since 2005 for both fourth- and eighth-graders in 15 states and jurisdictions. An additional 8 states showed gains for grade 4 only, and 11 states showed gains for grade 8 only. All of the 42 states and jurisdictions that participated in both the 1992 and 2007 fourth-grade mathematics assessments showed higher average scores in 2007, and all 38 states and jurisdictions that participated in the 1990 and 2007 eighth-grade mathematics assessments showed higher average scores in 2007.
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Cover Date: September 2007
Web Release: September 25, 2007
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Publication #: NCES 2007494
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:
Emmanuel Sikali.