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1 1 North Carolina National Assessment of Education (NAEP) 2009 LEA Training--Session A December 2008 Iris L. Garner, Ph.D. NAEP State Coordinator North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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7 Session A--Training Objectives: 1) To provide an overview of NAEP 2) To establish the importance and purpose of participation

8 NAEP Overview Training Objective #1

9 9 NAEP Overview The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. NAEP is authorized by Congress and administered by the National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. Department of Education.

10 10 NAEP Overview Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and the arts. Starting in 1990, NAEP assessments have also been conducted to give results for participating states. Those that chose to participate received assessment results that report on the performance of students in that state. North Carolina has participated in the state-level assessments of NAEP since 1990.

11 11 NAEP Overview State-level NAEP: reading, mathematics, science, and writing Results: national and state level No individual scores for individual students or schools Results: are available for subgroups of the population (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, free/reduced lunch eligibility, etc.) Reporting components: subject-matter achievement, instructional experiences, and school environment for populations of students

12 12 NAEP Overview State Public (Grades 4 & 8) State Public (Grades 4 & 8) National Public & Private (Grades 4, 8 & 12) National Public & Private (Grades 4, 8 & 12) National Public & Private (9, 13 & 17 yr olds) National Public & Private (9, 13 & 17 yr olds) District -Trial Public (Grades 4 & 8) District -Trial Public (Grades 4 & 8) The National Assessment of Educational Progress MAIN LONG-TERM

13 NAEP Importance & Participation Training Objective #2

14 14 NAEP Importance When NC fell behind the nation on the grade 8 reading NAEP assessment in 2005, the state board of education proposed literacy coaches at the middle grades. This initiative was added to the governors budget; we now have literacy coaches in the middle grades at several NC public schools. Literacy coaches have been in place since the school year.

15 15 NAEP Importance In the school year, the state board of education increased the standard for proficient on the new edition of the EOG Mathematics assessments. The following is a quote from the press release: The State Board of Education made good on months of discussion regarding the need to raise standards for student performance to more closely align with proficiency standards of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and to be more challenging in preparing students for 21st century skills and learning.

16 16 NAEP Importance In the school year, the state board of education increased the standard for proficiency on the new edition of the Reading Comprehension EOG assessments. The Reading Comprehension EOG standards for student performance were also raised.

17 17 NAEP Importance Comparison of Achievement Levels on the North Carolina EOGs and NAEP School Year Percent at or Above Each Achievement Level Assessment Grade 4 Reading Grade 8 Reading Grade 4 Math Grade 8 Math NC EOG At or Above Level III 85%88%68%65% NAEP At or Above Proficient 29%28%41%34% NAEP At or Above Basic 64%71%85%73%

18 NAEP Participation

19 19 NAEP Participation "No Child Left Behind" legislation stipulates that states, districts, and schools within districts that receive Title I funds must participate in NAEP if selected. Reading and mathematics must be administered every two years in grades 4 and 8. Schools and students that are selected to participate are kept confidential.

20 20 NAEP Participation State Board of Education Policy HSP-A-001 (16 NCAC 6D.0302): To ensure adequate representation and generalizability of the data used to develop tests and to conduct evaluation studies, selected LEAs and schools, determined through stratified random samples, shall participate in field testing and other sample testing such as NAEP and other national or international assessments as designated by the department or the State Board of Education.

21 21 NAEP Participation "No Child Left Behind" legislation stipulates that states, districts, and schools within districts that receive Title I funds must participate in NAEP if selected. Reading and mathematics must be administered every two years in grades 4 and 8. Students and schools that are selected to participate are kept confidential.

22 Thank You The NAEP 2009 Administrations would not be possible without the efforts of each one of you.

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