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New York NAEP News - NAEP 2016

Who took NAEP?

Seventy-eight schools in New York State were selected by the United States Department of Education (U.S.D.O.E.) to participate in the 2016 NAEP. The Office of State Assessment notified schools located outside of New York City during the early fall of 2015 informing them what grades and subjects would be assessed. Schools selected for NAEP within the New York City school district were contacted by the New York City Department of Education. A sample of students from each selected school was chosen by the U.S.D.O.E. to participate in the designated NAEP assessment.

What subjects did NAEP assess?

In 2016, NAEP administered an Arts assessment to Grade 8 students. This assessment included both music and visual arts. In addition, NAEP administered pilot assessments in mathematics and reading to Grade 4 students and mathematics, reading, and writing to Grade 8 students. These pilot assessments were administered on tablets provided by NAEP representatives.

When was NAEP administered?

NAEP was administered in selected schools, country-wide, between January 25 and March 4, 2016.

Where can you find additional information?

Information on NAEP is available at: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard. Additional questions may be addressed to Carolyn Trombe, New York State NAEP Coordinator, at: carolyn.trombe@nysed.gov.

Measuring Student Progress for over 40 Years

NAEP began in 1964 with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation to set up the Exploratory Committee for the Assessment of Progress in Education. The first national assessments were conducted in 1969. Voluntary assessments for states began in 1990 on a trial basis, and in 2002 and 2003 selected urban districts participated in the assessment on a trial basis. New York City was one of six districts chosen for the trial assessment in 2002 and has participated in all subsequent Trial Urban District Assessments. In 2003, the first NCLB-mandated NAEP assessments in reading and mathematics were administered.

Last Updated: April 19, 2016