ERIC Number: EJ864833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
How Do Other Countries Measure Up to the Mathematics Achievement Levels on the National Assessment of Educational Progress?
Hambleton, Ronald K.; Sireci, Stephen G.; Smith, Zachary R.
Applied Measurement in Education, v22 n4 p376-393 2009
In this study, we mapped achievement levels from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) onto the score scales for selected assessments from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Program for International Student Achievement (PISA). The mapping was conducted on NAEP, TIMSS, and PISA Mathematics assessments in 2003. A focus of the study was on whether the NAEP achievement levels were set too high. The results indicated that students from many other countries had substantially larger percentages of students meeting NAEP mathematics achievement levels. In general, the findings suggest the NAEP standard for Advanced is high, but not too high when considered within an international context. With respect to the NAEP standard of Proficient, none of the top-performing countries approached 100% proficient, which seems to underscore the different conceptualizations of "Proficient" in NAEP and No Child Left Behind. (Contains 3 footnotes, 6 tables, and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Comparative Analysis, International Programs, Scores, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 8
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment