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Archive New York NAEP News - NAEP 2010

Who will take NAEP?

One hundred and seventy-two schools in New York State have been selected by the United States Department of Education (U.S.D.O.E.) to participate in NAEP during the 2009-10 school year. Schools located outside of New York City were sent notification during July and August 2009 informing them 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 chosen by the U.S.D.O.E. to participate in the designated NAEP assessment.

What is NAEP?

NAEP 2010 will assess United States history, civics, and geography. In some schools, a paper-and-pencil pilot study in writing will be conducted in Grade 4 and a computer-based study in writing will be conducted in Grades 8 and 12. In addition, some Grades 4 and 8 schools will be selected for a special study in mathematics.

When will NAEP be administered?

NAEP will be administered country-wide in selected schools between January 25 and March 5, 2010. Schools who will be participating in NAEP 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 external link. 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.

Last Updated: December 5, 2013