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Archive New York NAEP News - NAEP 2012

Who will take NAEP?

One hundred and one 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 2011-12 school year. The Office of Assessment Policy, Development and Administration will notify schools located outside of New York City during the summer of 2011 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 2012, NAEP assessments include long-term trend assessments in mathematics and reading. The data collected can be linked to NAEP assessments conducted in the early 1970s to measure progress over time. The age samples for the NAEP Long-Term Trend Assessments are 9-, 13-, and 17-year-olds. In addition, Grade 4 students will participate in a Writing Computer-Based Pilot, while Grade 12 students will take an Economics Assessment and a Mathematics and Reading Pilot.

Results for the NAEP Long-Term Trend and Economics Assessments will be available in 2013 at the national level. No individual state scores will be released.

Scores from the Grade 4 Computer-Based Writing Pilot and the Grade 12 Mathematics and Reading Pilots will be used to prepare for the NAEP 2013 assessments.

When will NAEP be administered?

NAEP Long-Term Trend will be administered in selected schools, country-wide, between October 10 and December 16, 2011 for students age 13; from January 9-March 16, 2012 for students age 9; and from March 19-May 25, 2012 for students age 17. The Grade 4 Writing Pilot and the Grade 12 Economics Assessment and Mathematics and Reading Pilots will be administered from January 23-March 2, 2012.

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.

Last Updated: December 5, 2013