Governing Board Takes Flight During Visit to Alabama

As part of the Governing Board’s quarterly meeting earlier this month, members toured a secondary education program in the rural Pike County School District that prepares students for careers in aviation – just one of several programs that allow high school graduates to also receive an associate’s degree. The meeting in Montgomery featured discussions on how state math curricula relate to the NAEP mathematics assessment and an outreach dinner with local and state education leaders that focused on measures of postsecondary preparedness.
 
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Videos: Urban Leaders Highlight Role of NAEP in Improving Schools

Four superintendents of school districts that participate in the Trial Urban District Assessment gave brief talks to explain how they use NAEP results to shape policies and practices. Visit our website to watch highlights of their remarks, made on NAEP Day—the release of the 2017 results in reading and mathematics. 
 
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Resources and Tools

Our frameworks outline the content and design for each of the subjects assessed by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Read the framework for the 2018 NAEP in Geography to learn what students should know and be able to do in this important subject. 
 
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LEARN about a new report that presents exploratory analyses of NAEP data from the 2017 reading and mathematics assessments to compare performance across states.   

READ an analysis arguing that Florida's improved 2017 NAEP results show that student-focused reform policies can affect students’ performance if they are given ample time to take root.

LEARN why many educators and professionals believe high schools should shift the focus of their mathematics curriculum from calculus to statistics to better prepare students for a data-driven society and improve student performance on the NAEP mathematics assessment.
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