Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Results of the NAEP 2007 Mathematics and Reading Results Just Released!

NAEP Results from NCES Released Today! Find Out How Iowa and the Nation Scored on this High Stakes Assessment

Results from the NAEP assessments in reading and mathematics part of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) were released today. The Nation’s Report Card: Reading 2007 and The Nation’s Report Card: Mathematics 2007 report national and state-level performance of fourth- and eighth-graders. National data are compared to previous assessments in 2005 in both subjects and 1992 in reading and 1990 in mathematics.

Findings include:


* Fourth- and eighth-graders scored higher than in all previous assessment years.

* White, Black, and Hispanic students at both grades demonstrated a better understanding of mathematics compared to all previous assessment years.

* The White-Black score gap narrowed at grade four when compared to 1990 and at grade 8 when compared to 2005.

* Fifteen states (14 states and DC) improved at both grades, with fourth-graders in an additional eight states, and eighth-graders in 11 states scoring higher.

In READING in 2007

* Fourth-graders scored higher than in all previous assessment years.

* Eighth-graders scored higher than in 2005 and 1992.

* At both grades, White, Black, and Hispanic students all scored higher than in 1992. However, only the White-Black gap at fourth-grade was smaller compared to 2005 and 1992.

* Four states had higher scores at both grades, with 14 additional states (13 states and DODEA) improving in just fourth grade and two states scoring higher in just eighth grade. Two states had lower scores at grade 8 than in 2005.

CLICK HERE for complete results and to download the report.

CLICK HERE to access the Nation's Report Card: Reading 2007

CLICK HERE to access the Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2007

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