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1 Alaska and NAEP Looking at Patterns of Performance by Race in Alaska Compared to the Nation Prepared by Jeanne Foy Alaska State NAEP Coordinator

2 NAEP: the Common Measurement of Student Achievement among States The National Assessment of Educational Progress is called the gold standard of assessment Created in 1969; the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) mandated state participation in NAEP reading and math every other year Alaska has NAEP data for 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 (2011 reading and math scores will be released in fall of 2011)

3 NAEP Trends Show Alaska Stronger in Math than Reading First we will look at how Alaska did overall compared to other states for grades 4 and 8 in reading and math in 2009 Need to look at subgroup performance and demographics to get a deeper understanding of student achievement Ethnic groups show different patterns of achievement compared to the nation

4 Alaska NAEP Scores Weakest for Grade 4 Reading Green states had higher scores than Alaska. Red states had lower scores than Alaska. Yellow states had the same scores as Alaska.

5 Fewer States Outscore Alaska for Gr. 8 Reading than Gr. 4

6 Grade 4 Math Ranking Is Better than for Grades 4 and 8 Reading

7 Alaska Falls in the Middle of State Scores for Gr. 8 Math

8 Performance by Ethnic Group Reveals More of the Picture NCLB focused attention on racial achievement gaps NAEP scores by racial group shows gaps within a state NAEP state scores for each racial group can also be compared to the national average for that group

9 Racial Achievement Gaps in Alaska State Tests since 2005

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13 NAEP Scores Show Gaps within State and to the Nation

14 Methodology... Looking at gaps between Alaska NAEP scores for a racial group and the national performance on NAEP for that group 2009 Gr. 4 ReadingWhiteBlackHispanic Asian/ Pacific Island National Public229204 234 Alaska226204215208 Difference in Score-3011-27 Tables will show the difference in scores between Alaska and the nation by race.

15 Difference from National Scores Reveal Trends in Performance Gr. 4 Reading Difference in Alaska Score Compared to the Nation 2003200520072009 Whitex-3x Black1213xx Hispanic108x11 Asian/PI-18-21-14-27 AkNat/AmInd-17-22-18-27 An x indicates there is no difference from the Alaska ethnic group score to the national score for that ethnic group. A negative number indicates the Alaska score is lower than the national score. A positive number indicates the Alaska score is higher than the national score. Note: All NAEP scores must be checked to see if differences are statistically significant. Scores that fall within the standard error (plus or minus a certain number) are not considered to be different. All differences in scores in these tables are statistically significant.

16 Comparisons to Nation across Time Reveal Patterns Gr. 4 Reading Difference in Alaska Score Compared to the Nation 2003200520072009 Whitex-3x Black1213xx Hispanic108x11 Asian/PI-18-21-14-27 AkNat/AmInd-17-22-18-27 For grade 4 reading: White students have performed at the national average or slightly below the national average for White students. Black students have performed at the national average or above the national average for Black students. Hispanic students have generally performed above the national average for Hispanic students. Asian/PI and Alaska Native/American Indian students perform below the national average for those racial groups.

17 All Gaps Are Not Equal: Need to Look at Placement of Gaps Gr. 4 Reading Difference in Alaska Score Compared to the Nation 2003200520072009 Whitex-3x Black1213xx Hispanic108x11 Asian/PI-18-21-14-27 AkNat/ AmInd-17-22-18-27 Asian/PI and Alaska Native/American Indian students have similarly sized gaps compared to the national group, but scores for these groups are not similar.

18 Demographic Data Provides Useful Background English Language Learners (ELL) percentage for each ethnic group Hispanic students in Alaska have a lower ELL percentage than the nation; Asian/PI and Alaska Native/American Indian students in Alaska have higher ELL percentages than the nation. 2009 Gr. 4 Reading WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/PI AkNat/ AmInd National Public1135186 Alaska13143221

19 Alaska in Top Ten States for Gr. 4 for Percentage of ELL Students National Public10 California29 Texas21 Nevada20 New Mexico16 Arizona15 Colorado11 Oregon11 Alaska10 Hawaii10 Washington10 Kansas9 Florida8 Minnesota8 Utah8 D.C.7 Illinois7 Massachusetts7 New York7 Arkansas6 Nebraska6 North Carolina6 Rhode Island6 Virginia6 Wisconsin6 DoDEA6 Connecticut5 Idaho5 Maryland5 South Carolina5 Delaware4 Georgia4 Indiana4 Iowa4 Oklahoma4 Michigan3 Montana3 New Hampshire3 New Jersey3 Pennsylvania3 Alabama2 Kentucky2 Louisiana2 Missouri2 Ohio2 South Dakota2 Tennessee2 Vermont2 Wyoming2 Maine1 Mississippi1 North Dakota1 West Virginia# Percentage of ELL Students in Each State for 2009 NAEP Gr. 4 Math

20 Alaska in Top Three States for Gr. 8 for Percentage of ELL Students National Public6 California19 Alaska10 New Mexico10 Nevada8 Colorado7 Arizona6 Hawaii6 Kansas6 Oregon6 Texas6 Florida5 Minnesota5 New York5 North Carolina5 Arkansas4 Utah4 Wisconsin4 DoDEA4 Connecticut3 D.C.3 Idaho3 Illinois3 Indiana3 Montana3 Nebraska3 Oklahoma3 Rhode Island3 South Carolina3 Virginia3 Washington3 Delaware2 Georgia2 Iowa2 Maine2 Maryland2 Massachusetts2 Michigan2 New Jersey2 Pennsylvania2 Wyoming2 Alabama1 Kentucky1 Louisiana1 Mississippi1 Missouri1 New Hampshire1 North Dakota1 Ohio1 South Dakota1 Tennessee1 Vermont1 West Virginia# Percentage of ELL Students in Each State for 2009 NAEP Gr. 8 Math

21 NAEP Uses School Lunch Data for Student Economic Background Percentage of students eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch for each ethnic group 2009 Gr. 4 Reading WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/PI AkNat/ AmInd National Public2974763464 Alaska2854485473

22 About 75% of Alaska Students Are White or Alaska Native/AmIndian kdkd 2009 Grade 4 Math WhiteBlackHispanic Asian/ PI AkNat/ AmIndUnclassified National Public 541622512 Alaska50478247 Population Percentage of Each Group

23 NAEP Maps Graphically Illustrate Achievement This map for grade 4 reading shows few states (the states in green) have White students that score better than the national average for White students.

24 Reading Gaps Compared to National Scores Improve in Gr. 8 Gr. 8 Reading Difference in Alaska Score Compared to the Nation 2003200520072009 White-3xxx Blackxx7x Hispanicx91113 Asian/PI-15-10-7-19 AkNat/ AmInd-13-11-13-14 Gr. 4 Reading Difference in Alaska Score Compared to the Nation 2003200520072009 Whitex-3x Black1213xx Hispanic108x11 Asian/PI-18-21-14-27 AkNat/ AmInd-17-22-18-27 White students for gr. 8 reading generally perform at the national average for White students. The gaps for Asian/PI and Alaska Native/American Indian compared to the national scores for those groups are smaller for gr. 8 than for gr. 4.

25 Another Way of Looking at Gaps Looking at reading scores for the same year also shows a decrease for gaps between Alaska and national scores for Asian/PI and Alaska Native/American Indian students between gr. 4 and gr. 8.

26 More Positive Gaps for Alaska Ethnic Groups for Math Scores Gr. 4 Math Difference in Alaska Score Compared to the Nation 2003200520072009 Whitexxxx Black6x5x Hispanic7xx5 Asian/PI-16-13-16-19 AkNat/ AmInd-7 -12-11 Gr. 8 Math Difference in Alaska Score Compared to the Nation 2003200520072009 White4x4x Black1112 8 Hispanicx1110 Asian/PI-9-25-14-18 AkNat/ AmInd-5x x White, Black, Hispanic students performed at the national average or better for those ethnic groups for grade 4 and grade 8. In 2005 and 2009, for grade 8, Alaska Native/American Indian students had no statistically different score from the national average for that group.

27 Again, Looking at Placement of Gaps Is Important

28 Alaska Overall Scores Show Growth from 2003 for 3 NAEP Tests Alaska NAEP scores show improvement from 2003-2009 in all but gr. 4 reading Gr. 4Reading YearAll Students 2003212 2009211 Score Differencex Gr. 8Reading Year All Students 2003256 2009259 Score Gain3 Gr. 4Math YearAll Students 2003233 2009237 Score Gain4 Gr. 8Math YearAll Students 2003279 2009283 Score Gain4

29 Alaska Overall NAEP Trends Mirrored in State Tests Biggest gains in gr. 8 reading, gr. 4 and gr. 8 math.

30 For More Information about NAEP in Alaska http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/assessment/naep.html NAEP State Coordinator: Jeanne.Foy@alaska.gov


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