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Colorado NAEP

Contact

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 is linked to Title I funding by the federal "No Child Left Behind" Act. Within Colorado, 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 2014 NAEP

Assessment window: January 27 – March 7, 2014

GradeAssessment Subjects/Types
Grade 8
  • Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL), Computer Based Assessment
  • U.S. History, Geography, paper and pencil
  • Civics, Science, paper and pencil
Grade 12
  • Science, paper and pencil
Each student is tested in only one subject area.

Important Announcements

The 2013 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 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. 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: 2013 Mathematics and Reading

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