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Aug 19, 2014, 13:35 ET

National Assessment Governing Board Seeks Nominations for Eight Openings

A school superintendent, an expert in testing and measurement and a business representative are among positions to be filled by Americans from...

Jul 24, 2014, 10:47 ET

Fourth-Grade Students Ready for Computer-Based Writing

 An innovative pilot study administered as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has demonstrated that...

May 14, 2014, 13:00 ET

Less Than Half of 12th Graders Estimated to Be Academically Prepared for College Coursework

Thirty-nine percent of 12th-grade students have the mathematics skills and 38 percent the reading skills needed for entry-level college courses,...

Dec 18, 2013, 13:01 ET

A decade of progress for urban districts in mathematics and reading

Ten years after The Nation's Report Card began measuring progress in America's urban school...

Nov 07, 2013, 10:00 ET

Latest Reading, Mathematics Assessments Show Progress

The latest Nation's Report Card, 2013 Mathematics and Reading, shows some improvement nationally from the last assessment in 2011 among fourth- and...

Aug 23, 2013, 12:00 ET

National Assessment Governing Board, Which Sets Policy For The Nation's Report Card, Seeks Nominees

The independent, bipartisan board that oversees the nationwide assessments that gauge what America's students know and can do in nearly a dozen...

Jun 27, 2013, 11:30 ET

New NAEP Report Compares Today's Student Performance With That of 40 Years Ago

Today's 9- and 13-year-old students scored higher in reading and mathematics than their counterparts did 40 years ago according to The...

Apr 24, 2013, 11:00 ET

Overall Grade 12 Scores on The Nation's Report Card in Economics Are Flat

 On average, the nation's 12th graders have not shown improvement in their knowledge of economics since 2006, according to the latest results...

Feb 21, 2013, 12:00 ET

NAEP Report on Student Achievement in Largest States Sheds Light on Direction of U.S. Education

Reading, mathematics, and science scores from five states show regional trends, mirror national challenges A National Assessment of...

Dec 06, 2012, 11:00 ET

New NAEP Report Relates Vocabulary Skills to Reading Comprehension

 The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report card focuses on how well students are able to use words to gain meaning...

Nov 16, 2012, 13:01 ET

More Than Words: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension -- New Results From The Nation's Report Card Reveal Students' Knowledge of Word Meaning in Context

A new report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on vocabulary skills and reading comprehension will be released on Dec. 6,...

Sep 14, 2012, 11:00 ET

The Nation's Report Card Releases Results From an Innovative, Interactive Computer-Based Writing Assessment

More than three-quarters of 8th- and 12th-grade students perform at or above the Basic level  For the first time in its history, the...

Aug 31, 2012, 08:00 ET

Results of The Nation's Report Card: Writing 2011, Grades 8 and 12

The national results of The Nation's Report Card: Writing 2011, Grades 8 and 12 will be released Sept. 14 via a live webinar. This groundbreaking,...

Aug 10, 2012, 14:04 ET

National Assessment Governing Board Seeks New Member Nominations for 2013

Board Sets Policy for The Nation's Report Card Deadline for Submissions is October 12, 2012 The independent, bipartisan board that sets...

Jun 19, 2012, 10:00 ET

The Nation's Report Card Releases Results from Innovative Science Assessment

 The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is leading the way by measuring how well students apply their understanding of science...

Jun 12, 2012, 08:00 ET

The Nation's Report Card Shows How Students Apply Science in Real-Life Situations

 On Tuesday, June 19, the National Assessment Governing Board will host an event at which results from a new kind of assessment targeting...

Jun 05, 2012, 12:00 ET

The Nation's Report Card Shows How Students Apply Science in Real-Life Situations

 On Tuesday, June 19, the National Assessment Governing Board will host an event at which results from a new kind of assessment targeting...

May 10, 2012, 10:00 ET
The accompanying photo is an example of a multiple-choice question in the field of Earth and space sciences that requires students to use science principles.  (PRNewsFoto/National Assessment Governing Board)

Eighth-Graders Show Improvement in Science Achievement on The Nation's Report Card

 The nation's eighth-graders have improved their performance in science and narrowed some racial/ethnic achievement gaps since 2009, according...

May 07, 2012, 09:36 ET

Results of The Nation's Report Card: Science 2011, Grade 8

The results of The Nation's Report Card: Science 2011, Grade 8, which details students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science,...

Apr 26, 2012, 14:51 ET

Results of The Nation's Report Card: Science 2011, Grade 8

The results of The Nation's Report Card: Science 2011, Grade 8, which details students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science,...