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Moyer, Eric L.; Galindo, Jennifer – National Assessment Governing Board, 2023
The National Assessment Governing Board (the Board) contracted with Pearson to design and implement a review of the achievement level descriptions (ALDs) for National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Grade 8 assessments in Science, U.S. History, and Civics. This document describes the procedural and technical aspects and outcomes of the…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Student Evaluation, Grade 8, Academic Achievement
Moyer, Eric L.; Galindo, Jennifer – National Assessment Governing Board, 2022
The National Assessment Governing Board has a legislatively mandated responsibility to develop National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) achievement levels. The Board Policy Statement on Developing Student Achievement Levels for the National Assessment of Educational Progress provides policy definitions of "NAEP Basic,"…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Tests, Mathematics Tests
Orr, Cornelia S. – National Assessment Governing Board, 2021
The National Assessment Governing Board (Governing Board) is an independent, bipartisan organization that sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly known as The Nation's Report Card. This paper provides a summary of the history of the Governing Board framework development processes and the evolution of the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Guidelines, National Competency Tests
National Assessment Governing Board, 2019
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: National Competency Tests, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement
National Assessment Governing Board, 2019
Since 1973, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has gathered information about student achievement in mathematics. The NAEP assessment in mathematics has two components that differ in purpose. One assessment measures long-term trends in achievement among 9-, 13-, and 17-year-old students by using the same basic design each time.…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 4, Grade 8
National Assessment Governing Board, 2019
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) measures student science achievement nationally, state by state, and, most recently, across selected urban school districts. Periodically, the framework underlying the science assessment is revised or updated. This document, "Science Framework for the 2019 National Assessment of…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Science Achievement, Science Tests, Test Content
National Assessment Governing Board, 2018
Technology and engineering are increasingly being incorporated into school coursework, ranging from instruction on the use of computers and information technology within school subjects to classes that examine the role of technology in society, or courses that teach engineering design. Information communication technologies have become integral…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Information Technology
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
National Assessment Governing Board, 2018
The purpose of geography education is to foster the development of citizens who will actively seek and systematically apply the knowledge and skills of geography in life situations. Geography education must be responsive to the abilities and needs of students and to the societal and workplace requirements of the community, the nation, and the…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Geography Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 4
National Assessment Governing Board, 2017
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 reading various texts and responding to those texts by answering…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement
National Assessment Governing Board, 2017
The reading framework for the 2017 NAEP describes the types of texts and questions that should be included in the assessment, as well as how the questions should be designed and scored. The assessment measures students' reading comprehension and ability to apply vocabulary knowledge by having them read passages in English and answer questions…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Reading Achievement
National Assessment Governing Board, 2017
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: Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 4
National Assessment Governing Board, 2017
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only continuing and nationally representative measure of trends in academic achievement of U.S. elementary and secondary school students in various subjects. For more than four decades, NAEP assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Multiple Choice Tests, National Competency Tests, Educational Trends
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