Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is commonly known as the
Nation’s Report Card. It is the only nationally representative and
continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various
subject areas. NAEP provides a common yardstick for measuring the progress of
students’ education across the country. While each state has its own unique
assessment, NAEP asks the same questions in every state – making state
comparisons possible. NAEP results are based on representative samples of
students. Scores for individual students or schools are not available.
NCLB requires all states that receive Title I funds to
participate in NAEP reading and mathematics assessments at fourth and eighth
grades. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the U.S.
Department of Education is responsible by law for carrying out the NAEP
project. The National Assessment Governing Board, appointed by the Secretary of
Education, sets policy for NAEP and is responsible for developing the framework
and test specifications that serve as the blueprint for the assessments. The
NAEP assessment operations are carried out with the assistance from
State NAEP is administered in reading and mathematics during
the spring semester of odd number years. The most current NAEP data released
from NCES is NAEP 2011.
2011 Kansas State Results
2009 Kansas State Results
2007 Kansas State Results
Comparison of NAEP and Kansas assessment