Latest National Assessment Governing Board Stories

2014-07-24 12:31:42

Pilot study shares lessons learned for educators and policymakers about assessment design WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative pilot study administered as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has demonstrated that fourth-grade students can meaningfully participate in a computer-based writing assessment. The study, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), presents lessons learned that can inform educators' and...

2011-07-05 08:00:00

NAEP Report Reveals Students' Achievement in Geography WASHINGTON, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 19, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will release the results of a 2010 assessment that focuses on what students should know to be competent and productive 21st century citizens. Students responded to questions designed to measure their knowledge of geography in the context of space and place, environment and society, and spatial dynamics and connections....

2011-06-01 16:52:00

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 14, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will release the results of a 2010 assessment that measures students' knowledge of American history in the context of democracy, culture, technological and economic changes, and America's changing world role. The results show how well students understand the themes, periods, and ways of knowing and thinking about U.S. history. The results for fourth, eighth and twelfth graders can be...

2011-02-25 07:35:00

According to a report released on Thursday, US students in the largest cities in the country, many from low-income households, are trailing their peers elsewhere in the country when it comes to science proficiency. Among 17 participating urban districts that tested students' science knowledge, most fourth- and eighth-graders scored lower than the national average, the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress Science report found. "The results are shouting at us: Whatever we are...

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