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Pam A. Sandoval
NAEP State Coordinator
Administration and Management
303-866-6643
sandoval_p@cde.state.co.us

NAEP

Learn more about The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a.k.a. “the Nation’s Report Card.”

 

About The National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a.k.a. “the Nation’s Report Card,” is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in different subject areas. Its two major goals are to measure student achievement and to report change in performance over time. NAEP provides results for the nation as a whole and for the states separately.

Performance is reported by groups of students, e.g. by total, by gender, by racial and ethnic groups, and by participation in special programs such as those servicing students with special needs and limited English proficiency. Each of these assessments/studies is based on a representative sample of the student population of the state and the nation and none are designed to produce individual district, school or student data.

Beginning in 2003, participation in NAEP has been linked to Title I funding by the federal "No Child Left Behind Act" within Colorado. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), first passed in 1965. The ESEA Reauthorization of 2001 (No Child Left Behind) included language pertaining to participation in NAEP mathematics and reading at grades 4 and 8 for states and local districts that receive Title I funds.  ESSA did not make any changes to the law regarding the authorization of or participation in NAEP.  NAEP selects a sample of schools to participate as described here. Colorado and its schools selected for NAEP must participate in 4th and 8th grade assessments in reading and mathematics to receive state and district Title I funding.

Colorado 2016-2017 NAEP

Assessment Window:  January 30, 2017 through March 10, 2017

Subjects/Grades

Test Mode

Approximate Test Time

Math & Reading* Grades 4 & 8

Tablets** (80%) & Paper-pencil (20%)

Tablets = 120 minutes a session; Paper-pencil = 90 minutes a session

Math & Reading & Writing* Grades 4 & 8

Tablets**

120 minutes a session

Civics, Geography & U.S. History* Grades 8

Tablets**

120 minutes a session

*Each student is tested in only one subject.
**Tablets are provided by NAEP.

Important Announcements

The 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) grades four and eight Math and Reading Results Are Now Available

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a.k.a. “the Nation’s Report Card,” is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in different subject areas. Its two major goals are to measure student achievement and to report change in performance over time. NAEP provides results for the nation as a whole and for the states separately.

Performance is reported by groups of students, e.g. by total, by gender, by racial and ethnic groups, and by participation in special programs, such as those servicing students with special needs and English language learners. Each of these assessments/studies is based on a representative sample of the student population of the state and the nation and none are designed to provide individual district, school or student data. Every two years (odd years) NAEP provides state and national results for grades four and eight in reading and math. The testing was paid for by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) under the U.S. Department of Education.

See here for findings:

Visit the new, interactive online format, The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading.

 

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