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ERIC Number: EJ913292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Student Achievement since 2005: On State Tests and State-Level NAEP
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n4 p63-64 Dec 2010
This article reports on a new study released by the Center on Education Policy (CEP) of states with five years of comparable test data which finds that student achievement in reading and math rose between 2005 and 2009 on state tests as well as on National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). The report also finds overlapping achievement gains in state test and state-level NAEP scores in most of these states, providing stronger evidence that students are mastering higher levels of knowledge and skills in reading and math. The study, "State Test Trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising Scores on State Tests and NAEP," focused on the 23 states with comparable proficiency test data on the state tests used for accountability under No Child Left Behind. Overall, research found more agreement than is commonly acknowledged between trends on state tests and NAEP, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of Education and often referred to as "The Nation's Report Card." Because of fundamental differences between NAEP and most state tests in the concept of proficiency, researchers conclude that it is most appropriate to compare trends in students reaching the proficient level on state tests with those reaching the basic level on NAEP.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Florida; Iowa; Louisiana; Maryland; Massachusetts; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Mexico; North Dakota; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Washington; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress