State Snapshots of NAEP Performance in Mathematics and Reading Now Available in ERIC
Jan. 03, 2012
The National Center for Education Statistics has released the results of the mathematics and reading assessments from the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Department of Defense schools volunteered to participate and contributed to results for the nation at grades 4 and 8. All are referred to as "states" in the summaries of results.
NCES has additionally produced a one-page summary report for each tested grade level in each participating state, presenting key findings in a condensed format. These individual snapshot reports have been added to ERIC.
Each state report provides the overall results, achievement-level results, and student group results. Bulleted text describes overall student results, bar charts show NAEP achievement levels, and tables display results by race/ethnicity, gender, and eligibility for free/reduced-price lunch. In addition, bulleted text describes average scale score gaps for race/ethnicity, gender, and eligibility for free/reduced-price lunch. A map compares the average score in 2011 to scores in other jurisdictions, and a graph charts average scores for the state and the nation over a twenty-year period.
The pre-established searches provided below offer a shortcut to the state snapshots. Each search button runs an ERIC search that returns a list of the state reports for the assessment area indicated. The Search Criteria section will appear above the list of records on the results page; to find records for grade 4 and grade 8 from a specific state, enter the state name in the text box and select "Search". The ERIC citation for each report includes a PDF icon that links to the full text.
NAEP is administered and analyzed by the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences. Additional information about the mathematics assessment is available from http://nationsreportcard.gov/math_2011/. To learn more about the reading assessment, visit http://nationsreportcard.gov/reading_2011/.