Our Case Study Shows How NAEP Spurred School Reform in Tennessee

Disappointed with the gap between what state assessments indicated about student performance and what NAEP results showed, leaders in Tennessee came together in 2009 to make significant changes to the state’s education system. That work paid off when students in Tennessee showed more growth on NAEP between 2011 and 2015 than in any other state.
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Experts Highlight Link Between General Knowledge and Reading Scores

What explains the relatively flat scores over time on NAEP reading assessments?  Experts at NAEP Day—the release of the 2017 results—shared their insights about the link between students’ general knowledge and their reading scores and what schools could do to improve instruction. Watch highlights from the discussion.
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Resources and Tools

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics analyzes data from the 2015 NAEP student questionnaire that captures students’ views on reading, mathematics, and science. The report provides an in-depth look at students’ responses, overall and by gender and socioeconomic status, and whether students’ answers are linked to students’ performance on NAEP. 
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LEARN about a new study concluding that experts have underestimated the significant progress multilingual students have made on NAEP.

READ about two recent reports that look at the gap between proficiency rates on state tests and on NAEP for students in grades 4 and 8, and conclude that states have increased their expectations for students over the past several years.

DISCOVER how fourth- and eighth-graders responded to new NAEP survey questions about their sense of belonging at school.
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