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Aligning Mathematics Assessment Standards: Oklahoma and the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)




This technical brief examines the current alignment between Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) and the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics framework. It looks at the extent to which current state assessment standards cover the content on which 2009 NAEP assessments will be based. Applying the methodology used by Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest in 2001 in a similar study that examined the alignment of Oklahoma science assessment standards with the 2009 NAEP, this study presents results for areas of full alignment, partial alignment, nonalignment, and areas where the OCCT assessment standards go beyond the NAEP standards. The study finds that 85 percent of NAEP grade 4, 89 percent of NAEP grade 8, and 74 percent of NAEP grade 12 assessment standards are either fully or partially addressed by the OCCT mathematics assessment standards.

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Technical Brief

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October 2008
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