From the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
NAEP Research Tools & Resources
- State Comparisons Tool Now Features Maps
Have you visited the NAEP Data Explorer lately? It now contains interactive maps to go along with the state comparisons features. These new maps let you see how your selected state compares with other states or the nation in NAEP performance at grades 4 and 8 in public schools. Comparisons can be made on a variety of data such as NAEP scores, achievement gaps, school lunch eligibility and percentiles for your state, the nation, and other states.
- Questions Tool Redesigned
The redesigned tool now lets you customize more, and bookmark your searches and individual items easily. http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/itmrlsx/default.aspx
- NAEP Validity Studies Papers
Three recently released validity studies focus on "Guiding Principles and Suggested Studies for Determining When the Introduction of a New Assessment Framework Necessitates a Break in Trend in NAEP," "Sensitivity of NAEP to the Effects of Reform-Based Teaching and Learning in Middle School Mathematics," and "Utility and Validity of NAEP Linking Efforts." Read the abstracts or the full reports at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/researchcenter/nvspapers.asp.
If you want to learn more about NAEP and specific issues related to the assessment, visit the NAEP Research e-Center at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/researchcenter/papers.asp.