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Understanding the Nation’s Report Card 2022: Trends and Research

In October 2022, the Nation’s Report Card showed how deeply the pandemic impacted student learning nationally, in 53 jurisdictions, and in 26 urban districts, since the last assessments were administered in 2019. This is especially true in math.

As educators, policymakers, and families use the Nation’s Report Card to inform and improve teaching and learning, the National Assessment Governing Board (Governing Board) is sharing ongoing insight to the trends and research around these results. Together, we can leverage this data to see where more support and resources might be needed, where policies and practices appear to be working, and help us all learn from one another.

 

Understanding NAEP Achievement Levels

Setting high standards for student achievement matters. Download a factsheet on reading and math achievement levels. 

Among the recommendations:

  • Center decisions around data and evidence-based research
  • Keep expectations high
  • Accelerate student learning to ensure students catch up academically
  • Focus on the students already struggling, including students from historically marginalized communities.