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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
Fields, Ray – National Assessment Governing Board, 2014
Indicators of many kinds are used to monitor critical aspects of national life and inform public policy. These include economic indicators, health indicators, and demographic indicators. For more than a decade, the National Assessment Governing Board has been conducting research to determine the potential of the National Assessment of Educational…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Educational Indicators, College Preparation, College Readiness
National Assessment Governing Board, 2013
To what extent can young people analyze the pros and cons of a proposal to develop a new source of energy? Construct and test a model or prototype? Use the Internet to find and summarize data and information in order to solve a problem or achieve a goal? The exploding growth in the world of technology and the need to answer questions similar to…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Information Technology, Engineering
National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
As the ongoing national indicator of what American students know and can do, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Reading regularly collects achievement information on representative samples of students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Through The Nation's Report Card, the NAEP Reading Assessment reports how well students perform in…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, National Competency Tests, Reading Comprehension, Grade 4
National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
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. They inform citizens about the nature of students' comprehension of the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, National Competency Tests, Grade 4
National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
For more than four decades the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has tracked the achievement of U.S. students in major academic subjects. This national resource is the only assessment that states and now many urban districts can look to as an objective yardstick of their performance over time, relative to national benchmarks, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Collection, Information Needs, Needs Assessment
National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
The National Assessment Governing Board, recognizing that National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report releases were not conveying a sense of urgency, began an initiative in May 2010 to see what the Board could do to "make a difference" in fostering concern and action about the need to improve achievement and reduce…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Governing Boards, Academic Achievement, Information Dissemination
Ginsburg, Alan; Chudowsky, Naomi – National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
This report uses NAEP background data to track time and learning since the mid-1990s in three areas: student absenteeism; classroom instructional time in mathematics, reading, music and the visual arts; and homework time expected by teachers. Key report findings are: (1) Students with higher rates of "monthly absenteeism" score…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Alignment (Education)
Chudowsky, Naomi; Ginsburg, Alan – National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
This report examines what the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) can tell us about charter school enrollment and student performance compared to that of regular public schools. The study uses NAEP reading and mathematics data from 2011 and the earlier years when charter school data first became available (2003 for grade 4; 2005 for…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, National Competency Tests
Fields, Ray; Parsad, Basmat – National Assessment Governing Board, 2012
The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) oversees and sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Since 1969, NAEP has provided information to the public on the achievement of the nation's elementary and secondary students at grades 4, 8, and 12. As the only continuing measure of student achievement at grade 12,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Collection, Information Dissemination, Grade 4
National Assessment Governing Board, 2010
The National Assessment Governing Board adopted a Program of Preparedness Research in March 2009. Several categories of research studies were recommended to produce results for reporting 12th grade preparedness for the 2009 grade 12 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading and mathematics. The categories included content…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Readiness, Grade 12, Reading Achievement
National Assessment Governing Board, 2010
As the ongoing national indicator of what American students know and can do, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Reading regularly collects achievement information on representative samples of students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Through "The Nation's Report Card," the NAEP Reading Assessment reports how well students…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Exhibits, Grade 4
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
National Assessment Governing Board, 2010
The purpose of the 2011 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Writing Framework is to describe how the new NAEP Writing Assessment is designed to measure students' writing at grades 4, 8, and 12. As the ongoing national indicator of the academic achievement of students in the United States, NAEP regularly collects information on…
Descriptors: Writing Achievement, Writing Skills, Writing Evaluation, National Competency Tests
National Assessment Governing Board, 2010
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and its reports are a key measure in informing the nation on how well the goal of scientific literacy for all students is being met. The "Science Framework for the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress" sets forth the design of the NAEP Science Assessment. The 2011 NAEP…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Academic Achievement, Science Tests, National Competency Tests
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