Online Resource puts NAEP Data at your Fingertips

IES_NCESAs someone who cares about education, you may already know the value of The Nation’s Report Card – the nation’s gold standard for measuring student achievement. Whether or not you’re new to the report card – also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – there’s a new way to get to know and use its findings at home and in the classroom. The National Assessment Governing Board has created a data backpack filled with tools to help you make informed decisions that can ultimately improve student achievement.

The backpack’s “Five Ways to Use NAEP This School Year” provide information on:

  • How students are performing in key subjects
  • How factors in school and at home affect learning
  • How NAEP encourages high academic standards
  • What NAEP tells us about college preparedness
  • How NAEP can offer lessons about technology in assessment.

NAEP is the largest continuing, nationally representative measure of student achievement in core subjects at grades 4, 8, and 12. NAEP informs the public about student achievement results, reveals trends over time, and compares performance among states, urban districts, and student demographic groups.

Take a look at the backpack for resources and more: