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December 7, 2010
NCES Statement on PISA 2009 – Today, the National Center for Education Statistics is releasing results on the performance of students in the United States on an international study, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). PISA measures 15-year-old students' literacy in reading, mathematics, and science every three years. PISA, first implemented in 2000, is coordinated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organization of 34 highly industrialized countries.
November 18, 2010
The Nation's Report Card: 12th Grade Reading and Mathematics 2009 – Today I am releasing the results of the 2009 grade 12 reading and mathematics assessments from the National Assessment of Educational Progress—the Nation’s Report Card. NAEP administered reading and mathematics assessments in 2009 to students across the country at grades 4, 8, and 12. Results for students in grades 4 and 8 were released earlier this year.
May 27, 2010
Briefing on The Condition of Education 2010 – The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated report produced by the National Center for Education Statistics that brings together new and recently released information from our statistical surveys. This annual report allows us to take a big-picture look at the condition of American education. Many of the findings we discuss focus on national or regional trends, although some of the indicators in the report feature state-level data as well. In addition, this year, we have added a special section that focuses on high-poverty schools in the United States. These are schools in which more than 75 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
May 20, 2010
The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2009 - Trial Urban District Assessment – Today I am releasing the results of the NAEP 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment for reading—what we call TUDA. TUDA assesses the performance of public school students at the district level. It is a collaboration involving the National Center for Education Statistics, or NCES, along with the National Assessment Governing Board, and the Council of the Great City Schools.
March 24, 2010
The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2009 – Today I am releasing the results of the 2009 reading assessment from the National Assessment of Educational Progress—the Nation's Report Card. This assessment was given from late January through early March one year ago to fourth- and eighth-grade students across the country. Close to 179,000 fourth-graders and 161,000 eighth-graders participated in the reading assessment. Mathematics and science were also assessed during the same time period as reading. The mathematics report card for grades 4 and 8 was released late last year, while the science report card and the twelfth-grade reading and mathematics results will be released later this year.

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