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June 27, 2013
NAEP 2012 Trends in Academic Progress – Today I am pleased to release the results of the 2012 NAEP Long-Term Trend Reading and Mathematics Assessments, the first long-term trend assessments we’ve conducted since 2008. These assessments were first administered in the early 1970s, giving us about 40 years of trend data.
April 24, 2013
NAEP 2012 Economics Assessment – Today I am pleased to release the results of the 2012 12th Grade Economics Assessment, conducted as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP. This was our second economics assessment. NAEP first added economics to its list of assessment subjects in 2006 due to the growing emphasis on economics instruction at the high school level. In 2012, over two-thirds of students reported that they had taken either an advanced or a general economics course. About 90 percent of students said they had some form of economics-related instruction.
March 12, 2013
Algebra I and Geometry Curricula: Results from the 2005 High School Transcript Mathematics Curriculum Study – This is the first study from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to explore the content and level of challenge of high school algebra I and geometry courses in public schools across the Nation. The study uses data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) High School Transcript Study and the NAEP mathematics assessment.
February 21, 2013
The Nation's Report Card: Mega-States – Today, we release our new report, Mega-States, which examines the educational performance of students in the five most heavily populated states. The Mega-States are California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas. Data are from the NAEP assessments in reading, mathematics, and science from 1990 to 2011.

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