National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Series RSS

Investigator(s): Education Commission of the States

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) series is a project of the Education Commission of the United States and is funded by the National Center for Education Statistics to help the United States Office of Education fulfill part of its mission to assess the nation's educational progress. It provides measures of educational quality and direct assessment of educational outcomes and attainments on a national basis. NAEP's actual assessment activities began in 1969 under the auspices of the Education Commission of the States, but the idea for the project was proposed in 1963 and explored subsequently with initial funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. NAEP is an ongoing, periodic assessment of the knowledge, skills, understandings, and attitudes of American students in the various subject areas and disciplines taught in the nation's schools at four age levels: 9, 13, 17, and young adult - ages 26-35. NAEP monitors changes in the performance level of students. School-level and student information is gathered for both handicapped and nonhandicapped students. NAEP also surveys 17-year-olds not enrolled in school to accurately reflect the skills, knowledge and attitudes of the 17-year-olds in school. Also, the young adults are assessed to determine the skills, knowledge, and attitudes of those who have completed their formal education and have probably been away from school for a number of years. NAEP data provide information to education decision-makers and practitioners that can be used to identify education problem areas, establish education priorities, and determine the national progress in education.

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Most Recent Publications

2007
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics . America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2007. Washington, DC: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
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2003
Thurgood, Lori,  Walter, Elizabeth,  Carter, George,  Henn, Susan,  Huang, Gary,  Nooter, Daniel,  Smith, Wray,  Cash, R. William,  Salvucci, Sameena . NCES Handbook of Survey Methods. NCES 2003-603, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
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2003
Wirt, John,  Livingston, Andrea . The Condition of Education 2003 in Brief. NCES 2003-068, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
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2002
Snyder, Thomas D.,  Hoffman, Charlene M. Digest of education statistics: 2001. Education Statistics Quarterly. 4, (1), 7-14.
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2002
Wirt, John,  Livingston, Andrea . Condition of Education 2002 in Brief. NCES 2002-011, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
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2000
Mayer, Daniel P.,  Mullens, John E.,  Moore, Mary T. Monitoring School Quality: An Indicators Report. NCES 2001-030, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
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1999
Alt, Martha Naomi,  Bradby, Denise . Procedures Guide for Transcript Studies. NCES 1999-05, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
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1999
Hedges, Larry V.,  Nowell, Amy . Changes in the black-white gap in achievement test scores. Sociology of Education. 72, (2), 111-135.
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1998
Grissmer, David,  Flanagan, Ann,  Williamson, Stephanie . Does money matter for minority and disadvantaged students? Asssessing the new empirical evidence. Developments in School Finance, 1997: Fiscal Proceedings from the Annual State Data Conference, July 1997. Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.
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1998
Legum, Stanley,  Caldwell, Nancy,  Davis, Bryan,  Haynes, Jacqueline,  Hill, Telford,  Litavecz, Stephen,  Rizzo, Lou,  Rust, Keith,  Vo, Ngoan . The 1994 High School Transcript Study Tabulations: Comparative Data on Credits Earned and Demographics for 1994, 1990, 1987, and 1982 High School Graduates REVISED. NCES 98-532, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
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