NAEP Grade 12 Academic Preparedness Research: Establishing a Statistical Relationship between the NAEP and the ACT Grade 12 Assessments in Reading and Mathematics for Tennessee Students
ETS, 2016, GRADE 12
A statistical relationship study examining Reading and Mathematics assessment results for NAEP and the ACT in the state of Tennessee, which helps to determine academic readiness for college.
The goal of this study was to statistically relate NAEP and ACT and use that relationship to identify a reference point or range on the NAEP 12th grade reading and mathematics scales reasonably associated with ACT benchmarks for reading and mathematics measures. Identifying such points would potentially allow NAEP to report on the percentage of students at 12th grade who are academically prepared for college for the nation and for states. The state of Tennessee participated in this study and graciously provided the critical ACT data necessary to conduct the linking study with NAEP. In this study, various statistical techniques, including latent regression, smoothing, and statistical projection were used to establish the relationship and identify potential markers on the NAEP scale that could form the basis for academic preparedness reporting.
Statistical Relationships: ACT | READING | MATHEMATICS