2011 NAEP Frameworks for Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing Posted Online
WASHINGTON, D.C., (September 30, 2010) — The National Assessment Governing Board posted online new editions of all four of its Frameworks for the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — Mathematics, Reading, Science and Writing.
The Governing Board, which sets policy for NAEP, also known as The Nation's Report Card, currently has printed versions of Mathematics and Reading, with printed versions of Science and Writing available to the public in October.
A framework is a publication that describes the knowledge and skills to be assessed in a particular NAEP subject. The framework also outlines the assessment design and the types of questions that will be asked of students.
The Reading, Mathematics, and Science Frameworks continue trends from previous years. However, the 2011 Writing Framework begins a new trend line with a completely computer-based Writing Assessment at grades 8 and 12. All four of these frameworks will form the basis of the NAEP assessments that will be conducted in 2011.
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.