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The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading at Grade 12

Categories: Education,Headlines,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_g12_2015/#

Reports results of national tests which showed a drop in math scores from 2013 results by the high school seniors.  Shows trend lines, includes a video, and provides links to download data tables.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

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The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading Assessments

Categories: Education,Headlines,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading_math_2015/#?grade=4

Unified site for examining the results of testing of 4th and 8th graders in math and reading by districts, states, and the nation. Reports declines at both levels in math and at the 8th grade level in reading. Also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress

 

School Composition and the Black-White Achievement Gap

Categories: African Americans,Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/studies/pdf/school_composition_and_the_bw_achievement_gap_2015.pdf

Examines the proportion of Black students enrolled in schools and its relation to the Black-White achievement gap. This first study of its kind focuses on math achievement at the Grade 8 level. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

SOL Test Results/Pass Rates

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/accreditation_federal_reports/index.shtml#passrates

Includes links for 2014-15 Standards of Learning test results by state, divisions, and schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

Students Make Across-the-Board Gains on SOLs

Categories: Education,Language,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2015/08_aug11.shtml

Reports on outcome of 2014-15 Standards of Learning  tests in English, mathematics, history, and science in Virginia schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: Results from the 2013 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2015046.pdf

Differing state standards make it difficult to measure student achievement at the national level.  This report presents the results of a method for blending state standards with those of the National Assessment of Educational Progress for measuring reading and math proficiency.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Nation’s Report Card: 2014 U.S. History, Geography and Civics at Grade 8

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2015112

Presents Grade 8 results for the 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in history, geography, and civics.  Describes progress or lack of progress over various test applications.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Vocabulary Results from the 2013 NAEP Reading Assessment

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2015016.pdf

Presents results on the vocabulary component  of the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress reading assessment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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