Reporting the Results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress
This paper explores the ways the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results might be communicated to its varied constituencies. It contains three main sections. The first section begins by exploring the forms in which NAEP’s fundamental findings on student achievement have been conveyed, and concludes with some proposals that have been advanced for alternate reporting models. The second section summarizes some additional considerations with implications for any new research agenda on NAEP reporting. The third section builds on the information provided to that point in order to suggest a detailed program of research on how best to report and portray NAEP’s findings.