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December 8, 2009
The Nation’s Report Card: Mathematics 2009 - Trial Urban District Assessment – Today I am releasing the results of the NAEP 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment for mathematics—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.
October 14, 2009
The Nation’s Report Card: Mathematics 2009 – Today I am releasing the results of the 2009 mathematics assessment from the National Assessment of Educational Progress—the Nation’s Report Card. This is the first of many reports we will be releasing in the coming months.
July 14, 2009
Achievement Gaps: How Black and White Students perform on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – Good morning. Today I am releasing the National Center for Education Statistics report on achievement gaps. This report, using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), describes the differences in performance for Black and White students as they have changed over time, using national and state data for mathematics and reading.
June 15, 2009
NAEP Arts 2008: Music and Visual Arts – Good morning. I'm here today to release the results of the 2008 NAEP Arts Assessment. This is our first arts assessment since 1997. Like the 1997 assessment, the 2008 assessment covered eighth-grade students only. We assessed students in two arts disciplines, music and the visual arts. Our representative samples included over 3,900 students in each discipline. We conducted the assessment early last year.
May 28, 2009
Briefing on The Condition of Education 2009 – Good morning, it is my pleasure to brief you today on The Condition of Education 2009. Let’s begin with some background about the report.

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.
April 28, 2009
NAEP 2008 Trends in Academic Progress – Today I am releasing the results of the 2008 NAEP Long-Term Trend Reading and Mathematics Assessments. For nearly four decades, we've used Long-Term Trend to chart changes in academic progress. Since it’s been four years since the last results were released, I want to give you a brief overview of NAEP.

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