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Who will take NAEP?

Four hundred and forty-nine 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 2010-11 school year. Schools located outside of New York City will be sent notification this summer 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 subjects will NAEP assess?

In 2011, NAEP assessments are scheduled for mathematics and reading at grade 4, mathematics, reading, science and writing at grade 8, and writing at grade 12. This writing assessment will be the first national computer-based assessment at grades 8 and 12. Concurrently, a national pilot test in economics will be conducted at grade 12. A sample of students from the selected schools will take part in these assessments.

In addition to the scheduled NAEP assessments, certain schools have been selected to participate in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). TIMSS and PIRLS will be administered in mathematics, reading, and science at grade 4; TIMSS will be administered in mathematics and science at grade 8.

Since NAEP and TIMSS are both administered in 2011, a NAEP-TIMMS Linking Study will be conducted at grade 8. This study provides states with the opportunity to receive a projected international benchmark to over 5o countries in mathematics and science.

Results for the NAEP assessments will be available in late 2011 and early 2012, while the results from the linking study are planned for release in late 2012.

When will NAEP be administered?

NAEP will be administered in selected schools, country-wide, between January 24 and March 4, 2011. TIMSS and PIRLS will be administered from April 4 to April 12, 2011, in mathematics, reading, and science at grade 4 and in mathematics and science at grade 8 to a sample of students in some New York State schools. Those schools that will be participating in NAEP or TIMMS and PIRLS will be notified this summer of their assessment date(s).

Where can you find additional information?

Information on NAEP is available at: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard. Information on TIMMS is available at: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/assessments.asp. 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