New York NAEP News
Who will take NAEP?
Four hundred nine schools in New York State have been selected by the United States Department of Education to participate in NAEP during the 2008-09 school year. Schools located outside of New York City were sent notification during June 2008 of what grades and subjects will be assessed. Schools selected for NAEP within the New York City school district will be contacted by the New York City Department of Education. From each selected school, a sample of students will be selected by the U.S.D.O.E. to participate in the designated NAEP assessment.
What is NAEP?
NAEP 2009 will assess reading, mathematics and science in grades 4, 8 and 12. Assessments will take about 90 minutes of each student’s time. Selected students will take an assessment in only one subject.
When will NAEP be administered?
NAEP will be administered country-wide in selected schools between January 26 and March 6, 2009. Throughout New York State, NAEP will be scheduled on dates other than those already established for the administration of State assessments. Schools that have been selected by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in NAEP 2008-09 have already been notified of their assessment date.
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, Acting NY State NAEP Coordinator, at: EMSCNAEP@mail.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. In 2003, the first NCLB-mandated NAEP assessments in reading and mathematics were administered.