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National Assessment Governing Board, 2018
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a survey mandated by the U.S. Congress to collect and report information about student achievement in various academic subjects, such as mathematics, science, reading, writing, history, geography, and civics. The National Assessment Governing Board sets policy and the overall dimensions for…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Civics, Academic Achievement, Knowledge Level
National Assessment Governing Board, 2018
All students need to know and understand the origins and evolution of their nation. They also need to understand the development of the nation's democratic institutions and ideals so that they are prepared to take part knowledgeably, as citizens and voters, in shaping America's future. The framework in U.S. history for the 1994-2018 National…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
National Assessment Governing Board, 2018
This is an abridged version of the full assessment framework, written for a general audience. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), otherwise known as The Nation's Report Card, informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Information Technology
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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2015
The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative assessment of what the nation's students know and can do in subjects such as mathematics, reading, science, and writing. The results of NAEP are released as The Nation's Report Card. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the U.S.…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Assessment, Mathematics, Reading
National Assessment Governing Board, 2014
Due to the growing importance of technology and engineering in the educational landscape, and to support America's ability to contribute to and compete in a global economy, the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) initiated development of the first NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) Assessment. Relating to national efforts in…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technical Education, Engineering Education, National Competency Tests
Delander, Brady – Education Commission of the States, 2014
While most states require testing in social studies or civic education, two states attach consequences for students and schools based on required statewide civics exams. Lawmakers in Florida, in 2010, and in Tennessee, in 2012, approved legislation that holds students accountable for their civics knowledge. Students are taking the tests for the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Citizenship Education, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
Delander, Brady – Education Commission of the States, 2014
By coincidence or not, Massachusetts, Illinois and Virginia created civic education task forces not long after national test results showed a dismal understanding of the subject matter across all grade levels. Results of the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress showed just 25 percent of all testtakers in grades 4, 8 and 12 demonstrated…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, National Competency Tests, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
As part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading, students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of words as used in literary and informational texts. This focus on students' understanding of word meaning highlights the importance of vocabulary in reading comprehension. This report provides an overview of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Skills, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension
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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2015
The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP serves a different role than state assessments. States have their own assessments that are designed to provide individual student data about achievement on different…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Testing, Test Results, Grade 4
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2011
Data is reported as percentages based on proficiency in the subject. "Low-income" on this data sheet means students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Reading data is from 2009 National Center for Education Statistics assessments and writing data is from 2002 and 2007. A brief list of references and resources is included.
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Writing Tests, Reading Achievement, Writing Achievement
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2011
Data is reported as percentages in 4th, 8th, and 12th grades based on proficiency in the subject ("Below Basic," "At Basic," "At Proficient", or "At Advanced"). "Low-income" on this data sheet means students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Both math and science data are from 2009…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 8, Grade 12, Mathematics Achievement
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
The Nation's Report Card[TM] informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what the nation's students know and can do.…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Science Achievement
National Assessment Governing Board, 2010
Since 1973, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has gathered information about student achievement in mathematics. Results of these periodic assessments, produced in print and web-based formats, provide valuable information to a wide variety of audiences. The NAEP Assessment in mathematics has two components that differ in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Audiences, National Competency Tests
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2007
Elementary school students have a stronger grasp of U.S. history, and what it means to be a knowledgeable citizen, than they did a few years ago, new test results suggest. Part of the reason they are better informed about history and citizenship, some argue, is that they are better readers. That was the view put forward by U.S. Secretary of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, National Competency Tests, Scores
National Assessment Governing Board, 2008
This document sets forth the design of a test of reading comprehension. The exam requires students to read passages of written English text--either literary or informational--and to answer questions about what they have read. In some cases, the questions deal with facts in the text or vocabulary. In other cases, a complete answer requires a clear…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Materials, Federal Legislation, State Standards