The creation and widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has ushered in a significant change in education policy leading to great interest in tracking its impact on student achievement. However, throughout this transition to the CCSS, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will continue to be a major indicator of interest to educators and policymakers. This white paper examines the issues associated with employing NAEP in the role of monitoring student achievement during a period when states are increasingly implementing CCSS-based assessments.
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26 Oct 2015
For more than four decades, the National Assessment of Educational Progress has provided the best available information about the academic achievement and educational progress of the nation’s students. The influence of the Common Core State Standards on instruction suggest the need to examine the alignment between the content covered by NAEP assessments and the content covered by the CCSS and its associated assessments. This study compares the items in the 2015 NAEP mathematics item pool and the CCSS for mathematics .
1 Nov 2015
The recent release of the 2015 NAEP results by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics have been labeled “historic” by some because math scores at both Grades 4 and 8 and reading at Grade 8 have all declined, the first decline since NAEP's framework was put into place in 1990. George Bohrnstedt and Fran Stancavage examine why.