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What is NAEP?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is designed to measure what students across the nation know and can do in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. The results of these tests are reported in the Nation's Report Card. There are two essential components of NAEP; main and long-term trend. Main NAEP provides useful information about student academic achievement at the national and state level. State-level results allow us to learn more about student achievement in Oklahoma, while also allowing for comparisons between our state and other states, regions, and the nation.

Long-term trend NAEP, administered every four years, is designed around math and reading content frameworks that have remained virtually unchanged since the early 1970's. This stability in frameworks is essential to long-term trend NAEP as it provides policy makers with information about student learning over time.

Who takes NAEP?

Rather than testing all students, NAEP statisticians carefully select a sample of students to represent the entire student population. Main NAEP is administered to students in grades four, eight, and twelve; however, samples for long-term trend are based on age (9, 13, and 17) rather than grade.

Test scores and questionnaire responses are always kept confidential. Results are never reported for individual students or schools. District-level results are only reported for select large urban areas across the nation.

Must schools participate in NAEP?

Yes. Federal law requires that states and districts, receiving Title I funding, participate in the NAEP reading and mathematics assessments every two years. Other NAEP testing is optional and can be used for comparing our state to regions with similar demographics, all others states and the nation.

 

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If you want to.... Visit....
Learn more about NAEP results http://nationsreportcard.gov
View NAEP data for a particular state or contact your NAEP State Coordinator http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/states
Access specific results for a grade level, subject, jurisdiction, and/or student groups http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nde
Find information regarding the types of questions used on NAEP assessments or to view subject-specific questions http://nces.ed.goc/nationsreportcard/itmrls
Download a Sample Question Booklet that contains sample test questions for NAEP assessments http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/booklets.asp
Learn more about how policy is drafted for each NAEP assessment http://www.nagb.org
Offer a comment or suggestion to NAEP http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/contactus.asp

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Contact Information:
Rebecca Logan, M. Ed.
Executive Director of National & International Assessments
NAEP Director/NSC Oklahoma
Office of Assessments
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 N Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Tel: 405-522-8728    Fax: 405-522-6272
E-mail: Rebecca. Logan@sde.ok.gov

 

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Last updated on September 5, 2014