The Nation's Report Card
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Grade 12: Reading and Mathematics 2009
Results for the Nation and 11 Pilot States
Don't miss the November 18 release of the nation's only nationally
representative and continuing measure of 12th grade student achievement
—and the first-ever state-level data from 11 states.
Release Event Details:
Reception: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Press Conference: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
Community College of the District of Columbia
801 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20002
Join us for a discussion of the student achievement of 12th graders on the 2009 NAEP Reading and Mathematics. For the first time, NAEP is reporting state-level results from 11 pilot states (see map).
The 2009 12th grade assessment provides a vital benchmark for the Governing Board's research studies on high school preparedness, which will determine how NAEP can match the skills and knowledge needed to qualify for higher education and workforce training. Last May the Board launched the NAEP 12th Grade Preparedness Commission to raise awareness of the research results and their implications for preparedness.
Kathi M. King, 12th grade math teacher in Oakland, Maine, and Governing Board Member
Steven L. Paine, West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools, Governing Board Member and Commissioner, NAEP 12th Grade Preparedness Commission
David W. Gordon, Sacramento, Calif., Superintendent of Education and Chair, Governing Board Reporting and Dissemination Committee
Stuart Kerachsky, Acting Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics
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.