National Assessment of Educational Progress

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    NAEP: North Carolina scores unchanged

    Math and reading results from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress were released this morning.  NAEP assessments are administered to a representative sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students students in each state in odd-numbered years. As far as North Carolina is concerned, there are no earth-shaking scores to…
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2013
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    Long-term trends in student performance

    Today, the U.S. Department of Public Instruction released “Trends in Academic Progress.”  The report examines the long-term English and math performance of 9-, 13-, and 17-year­ old students on the rigorous National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). In reading and math, 9- and 13-year-olds made gains since 1971 and…
    Terry Stoops, June 27, 2013
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    NAEP vocabulary scores mixed

    The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released an assessment of vocabulary comprehension among fourth- and eighth-grade students who took the NAEP reading test in 2009 and 2011. Overall, fourth- and eighth-grade vocabulary scores did not change significantly from 2009 to 2011. In North Carolina, the scores for fourth-grade…
    Terry Stoops, December 6, 2012
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    Kidz cant rite good

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released results from the quinquennial National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) writing assessment.  A nationally representative sample of eighth- and twelfth-grade students took the test in 2011.  About a quarter of the sample earned a rating of “proficient” or higher.
    Terry Stoops, September 17, 2012
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    Students “challenged” by NAEP science test questions

    Ok, I am being polite when I use the word “challenged.” In 2009, the National Center on Education Statistics administered the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science test to a sample of 4th, 8th, and 12th graders nationwide.  A subset of those students were given a series of hands-on…
    Terry Stoops, June 19, 2012
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    2011 TUDA: CMS outperforms districts, nation

    The federal education officials who brought you the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released the 2011 Trial Urban District Assessments (TUDA) results this morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is the only participating district in the state. The study concluded that CMS scored higher than most (participating) urban districts…
    Terry Stoops, December 7, 2011
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    Charter schools surge on NAEP

    As North Carolinians prepare for a significant increase in the number of charter schools, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reports that the nation’s charter schools had tremendous performance gains on the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test. In nearly every category that we examined,…
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2011
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    NC NAEP scores: Little change

    Since the early 1990s, North Carolina has participated in the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing program.  The 2011 (biennial) results were released today. Reading: Fourth-grade reading scores were not significantly different than 2009, but there was a statistically significant increase in eighth-grade reading scores.  Reading scores…
    Terry Stoops, November 1, 2011