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Closing the Gap in Science Achievement: Using NAEP Science Assessment Scores to Analyze State Trends

Author(s)Rolf K. Blank and Carla Toye
Publication dateJuly 2007
publication pdfClosing the Gap in Science Achievement: Using NAEP Science Assessment Scores to Analyze State Trends
KeywordsStandard & Assessments; NAEP; Indicators-State Education; Indicators-Science and Math Education

Since the 1990s, CCSSO has analyzed and reported state-level National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) trends using the student scores by state from one year’s assessment and comparing the scores from a prior point (or points) in time. CCSSO has recently completed special analyses of NAEP state-level results that focus on change in scores over time for students from low income families and minority students. CCSSO recently completed this kind of state-level analysis for NAEP reading, mathematics and science scores for grades 4 and 8 from 1996 to 2005—and state trends graphs show the extent of change for each state.

Contact:Kimberly  Rhodeskimberlyr@ccsso.org202-312-6865