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Roach, Michael Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Grades 4 and 8 students had shown slow but steady improvement in scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics assessment from 1990 until 2013, but performance since then has been lower despite the introduction of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) in the early 2010s. This study examined student…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 8, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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
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Elpus, Kenneth – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine the demographic characteristics and music achievement of eighth-grade students in the United States using evidence from the 2016 National Assessment of Educational Progress in the Arts (NAEP). Analyzing NAEP data from a nationally representative sample of 4,340 eighth graders attending public and private…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Music Education, Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics
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, 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
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
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LaFave, Allison J.; Taylor, Joseph A.; Barter, Amelia M.; Jacobs, Ariel S. – Educational Assessment, 2022
This systematic review examines empirical research about students' motivation for NAEP in grades 4, 8, and 12 using multiple motivation constructs, including effort, value, and expectancy. Analyses yielded several findings. First, there are stark differences in the perceived importance of doing well on NAEP among students in grades 4 (86%), 8…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, National Competency Tests, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
Achieve, Inc., 2018
In today's economy, preparation for career or college is essential. Yet too few students graduate with the knowledge or skills to directly enter college or a career. The time students spend in on-the-job training or catching up in remedial courses cost students and their families more both in time and money. Many of these students are caught off…
Descriptors: State Standards, Achievement Gap, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Oranje, Andreas; Kolstad, Andrew – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
The design and psychometric methodology of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is constantly evolving to meet the changing interests and demands stemming from a rapidly shifting educational landscape. NAEP has been built on strong research foundations that include conducting extensive evaluations and comparisons before new…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Psychometrics, Statistical Analysis, Computation
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
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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Patel, Nirmal; Sharma, Aditya; Shah, Tirth; Lomas, Derek – Journal of Educational Data Mining, 2021
Process Analysis is an emerging approach to discover meaningful knowledge from temporal educational data. The study presented in this paper shows how we used Process Analysis methods on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test data for modeling and predicting student test-taking behavior. Our process-oriented data exploration…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, National Competency Tests, Evaluation Methods, Prediction
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
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