Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MIXED BAG FOR TEXAS ON MATH ACHIEVEMENT

Dr. Petrosino was recently asked by National Public Radio to comment on NAEP scores for the State of Texas. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history.

Since NAEP assessments are administered uniformly using the same sets of test booklets across the nation, NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states and selected urban districts. The assessment stays essentially the same from year to year, with only carefully documented changes. This permits NAEP to provide a clear picture of student academic progress over time.

You can access the radio segment by point your browser to this URL and clicking on the arrow icon. 

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Results from the most important nationwide math test tell a good news-bad news story for Texas.

KUT’s Nathan Bernier reports on state scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. You can also read the NAEPreport card and view state level data by clicking HERE

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