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Published on Friday, May 10, 2024

The Official Blog of the Nation’s Report Card: NAEP Plus

The Official Blog of the Nation’s Report Card: NAEP Plus

There’s just one weekend remaining to apply for the 2024 NAEP Data Training Workshop! After you’ve submitted your application, check out another valuable resource to stay on top of NAEP news: the official blog of the nation’s report card, NAEP Plus.

NAEP Plus provides thought-provoking and often topical analyses of NAEP data through a non-partisan lens, exploring important topics such as the association between rising absenteeism and NAEP score declines. The official blog also publicizes the impact of NAEP on policymaking, as demonstrated in this post sharing recordings from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Mathematics Summit. This summit convened educators, researchers, policymakers, and instructional experts, as well as national, state, and local leaders, to discuss and address the declines in mathematics achievement seen in NAEP 2022. The blog is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in staying informed about what’s happening at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) or gaining a deeper insight into the nation’s students through educational assessment. NAEP Plus also encourages comments to foster discussion on data analysis and education.

The blog’s latest post, “NAEP Data Shed Light on Achievement and Context for Learning Among American Indian and Alaska Native Students,” examines American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) student achievement as measured by NAEP, exploring overall achievement trends over time and breaking down the results by gender, school location (urban, suburban, rural), and state. Additionally, the post explores external indicators of educational achievement among AI/AN students, such as the number of books in the home, technology access at home, and parent education level. The post serves as a useful guide for understanding the academic achievement of this diverse student group and directs the reader to additional resources for more information.

Complex data analyses, like those made more digestible in NAEP Plus posts, play an important role in shaping education policy and practice for the benefit of the nation’s students. If you’re interested in large-scale assessment data, check out NAEP Plus for yourself and subscribe to the NAEP R&D mailing list to stay on top of what’s hot in NAEP. And remember to submit your application for the summer 2024 NAEP Data Training Workshop before the deadline on May 12, 2024!

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