The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2011 and Reading 2011 Now in ERIC
Dec. 15, 2011
Two new reports that address student performance on mathematics and reading assessments from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) – the Nation's Report Card – are available in ERIC.
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2011. National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 4 and 8 presents results of the 2011 NAEP mathematics assessment based on nationally representative samples of 209,000 fourth-graders and 175,200 eighth-graders. At each grade, students responded to questions designed to measure what they know and can do across five mathematics content areas: number properties and operations; measurement; geometry; data analysis, statistics, and probability; and algebra. Both fourth- and eighth-graders scored higher in 2011 than in previous assessment years, with 18 states and jurisdictions reporting higher scores at grade 4 or 8 than in 2009.
The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2011. National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 4 and 8 presents results of the 2011 NAEP reading assessment based on nationally representative samples of 213,100 fourth-graders and 168,200 eighth-graders. At each grade, students responded to questions designed to measure their reading comprehension across two types of texts: literary and informational. Students' reading comprehension remained unchanged from 2009 at grade 4, and improved at grade 8, with a higher percentage of eighth-graders performing at or above "Proficient" than in 2009. Scores in 12 states were higher in 2011 than in 2009 at grade 4 or 8.
A summary of the two reports, The Nation's Report Card: Findings in Brief Reading and Mathematics 2011, is also available.
NAEP is administered and analyzed by the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences. Additional information is available from http://nationsreportcard.gov/