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Title:  The Nationís Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading Assessments
Description: This online report presents results from the NAEP 2015 mathematics and reading assessments. The report includes national, state and Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) results on the performance of fourth- and eighth-grade students. The TUDAs are 21 large urban school districts that obtain NAEP results at the district level. Results are presented in terms of average scale scores and as percentages of students performing at the three NAEP achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. In addition to overall scores, results are reported by racial/ethnic groups, by gender, and by type of school. The 2015 trend in national average mathematics scores show a decline at both grades since the last assessment in 2013. Average scores for reading in 2015 declined at grade 8; there was no significant change in the reading score for fourth-grade students. Over the long term, however, scores were higher in 2015 in both subject and grades compared to the initial assessments in the early 1990s.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: October 2015
Web Release: October 28, 2015
Publication #: NCES 2015136
Center/Program: NCES
Associated Centers: IES
Authors: 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:
Eunice Greer.