At NAEP Day 2022 this past Monday, October 24, the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) presented the 2022 NAEP Mathematics and Reading results, providing the most comprehensive picture to date of the pandemic’s impact on student achievement.
Speakers and panelists discussed the general trend of decline and widening gaps in NAEP scores and the relationship of this trend not only to the pandemic but also to some pre-pandemic trends. Delving into the data was repeatedly stressed as vital to creating data-driven solutions for education both at the national and state levels. A recording of the event from NAGB is available for viewing here. You can explore the NAEP 2022 results and highlights and see how your state performed here.
Quantitative researchers, graduate students, and analysts who are interested in deepening their understanding of and ability to work with large-scale assessment data such as NAEP’s may wish to attend the 2023 NAEP Data Training Workshop. The workshop will consist of lectures and hands-on training utilizing pre-pandemic (2019) NAEP data and NAEP data tools, making it a perfect resource for those hoping to analyze trends in student performance and be a part of finding data-driven solutions. Access to NAEP restricted-use data, funding streams, and opportunities will also be explored.
Applications for the Winter 2023 NAEP Data Training Workshop are open between October 7 and November 6, 2022. Submit an application, view a draft agenda, and learn more about the NAEP Data Training Workshop here.