NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ908854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-1
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Seniors Increase Scores on NAEP
Gewertz, Catherine
Education Week, v30 n13 p1, 18 Dec 2010
The latest administration of the assessment provides state-by-state results for 12th graders for the first time. Twelfth graders' reading and mathematics scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress have improved only modestly in the past four years, according to results from the latest administration, prompting renewed recognition that too few students leave high school well equipped for a promising future. The report also marks the first time that state outcomes on NAEP were made available at the 12th grade level for those states that volunteered. Results of NAEP, often called "the nation's report card," show that between 2005 and 2009, the two most recent administrations of the exam, 12th graders' average reading score rose 2 points, from 286 to 288, on a 500-point scale. While higher than those of 2005, the latest reading scores are 4 points lower than those from 1992, the first NAEP reading assessment in the current trend line. The proportion of students performing at or above the "proficient" level rose from 35 percent in 2005 to 38 percent in 2009--considered statistically significant--although those figures are still lower than 1992 levels. One-quarter of high school seniors, however, are still reading below NAEP's "basic" level, which means they are not considered to have mastered the skill.
Editorial Projects in Education. 6935 Arlington Road Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20814-5233. Tel: 800-346-1834; Tel: 301-280-3100; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Connecticut; Florida; Iowa; Maine; Massachusetts; Mississippi; New Hampshire; New Jersey; South Dakota; West Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress