Areas of Expertise
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history. It serves as a common metric for all states and selected urban districts and as a result, permits NAEP to provide a clear picture of student academic progress over time. AIR’s experts provide support for all aspects of the survey, including:
- assessment development;
- providing a quality review on data files;
- producing data products and reports;
- providing training staff;
- developing informational materials; and
- providing quick turnaround analysis upon request.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. This paper describes a feasibility study to determine whether measurement at the lower end of the student distribution, including measurement for students with disabilities and English language learners, could be improved by introducing “accessible” blocks aligned within the NAEP content frameworks.
This paper documents research into the validity of imputation procedures used to calculate NAEP scores for excluded students and provide adjusted or full population estimates (FPEs) for NAEP assessments. The research used data from two special inclusion studies conducted in conjunction with the 2011 NAEP Mathematics Assessment in which operationally excluded students were assessed by offering them either a calculator accommodation or a test booklet made up of Knowledge and Skill Appropriate blocks that were easier than standard NAEP blocks.
Examining the Content and Context of the Common Core State Standards: A First Look at Implications for the National Assessment of Educational Progress
AIR's NAEP Validity Studies Panel explores the relationship between NAEP and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and to considering how NAEP can work synergistically with the CCSS assessments to provide the nation with the most useful information about educational progress. This volume includes two substantial studies exploring the relationship between the content of the NAEP mathematics, reading, and writing assessments and the CCSS in mathematics and English language arts.
AIR’s NAEP Education Statistics Services Institute provides technical assistance, research and development support, and project management services to NCES on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).