Reading Results to be Released on March 24
Topic
News Release

Reading Results to be Released on March 24

ADVISORY

Reading Results on Nation's Report Card to be Released on March 24

Report Highlights the Performance of 4th- & 8th-Graders Nationally and by State

WHAT:

Release and discussion of The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2009. The results detail the performance of 4th- and 8th-grade students who participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and will be available for the nation as well as all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

WHO:

David W. Gordon, Superintendent of Schools, Sacramento County, Calif.; Reporting and Dissemination Chair of the National Assessment Governing Board
Stuart Kerachsky, Deputy Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics
Kim Kozbial-Hess, Educational Technology Trainer and Fourth Grade Teacher, Toledo, Ohio; Member of the National Assessment Governing Board
Steven Paine, State Superintendent of Schools, West Virginia; Member of the National Assessment Governing Board

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
10-11 a.m. EST

WHERE:

National Press Club (First Amendment Room)
529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20045

CONTACTS:

Edison Lee, (202) 729-4068, Edison.Lee@ogilvypr.com
Kristen Youngblood, (202) 729-4170, Kristen.Youngblood@ogilvypr.com

The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2009 and additional data collected from the 2009 NAEP reading assessment will be available online at http://nationsreportcard.gov at 10 a.m. EST on March 24. The event will be Webcast live at http://nationsreportcard.gov. A conference call for members of the media will be held at noon EST on March 24 to further discuss the assessment.

Contact: Stephaan Harris | (202) 357-7504 | stephaan.harris@ed.gov

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is the only nationally representative, continuing evaluation of the condition of education in the United States. It has served as a national yardstick of student achievement since 1969. Through the Nation's Report Card, NAEP informs the public about what American students know and can do in various subject areas and compares achievement between states, large urban districts, and various student demographic groups.
The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent, bipartisan board whose members include governors, state legislators, local and state school officials, educators, business representatives and members of the general public. Congress created the 26-member Governing Board in 1988 to oversee and set policy for NAEP.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a congressionally authorized project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The National Center for Education Statistics, within the Institute of Education Sciences, administers NAEP. The Commissioner of Education Statistics is responsible by law for carrying out the NAEP project.