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25 Apr, 2017, 00:01 ET Hispanic Eighth-Graders Improve in Music, Lower-Income Eighth-Graders Improve in Visual Arts, Overall Scores Remain Steady in Music and Visual Arts

The Nation's Report Card: 2016 Arts shows that Hispanic eighth-grade students scored higher in music in 2016 than in 2008 and that score...


10 Jan, 2017, 14:33 ET National Assessment Governing Board Announces Its New Deputy Executive Director

The National Assessment Governing Board announced today that distinguished assessment expert and former educator Lisa Stooksberry will become its...


27 Oct, 2016, 00:01 ET The Nation's Report Card Shows Higher Percentages of 4th- and 8th-Graders Reached Proficient Level in Science in 2015 Than in 2009; Black-White Score Gaps and Hispanic-White Score Gaps Narrow in Grades 4 and 8

The Nation's Report Card: 2015 Science shows scores have improved overall, and higher percentages of the nation's fourth- and eighth-grade students...


09 Sep, 2016, 17:36 ET National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees The Nation's Report Card, seeks four nominees

 The board that oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — also known as The Nation's Report Card — is...


11 Aug, 2016, 13:17 ET National Assessment Governing Board Deputy Executive Director Mary Crovo to retire in December after 27 years

 The National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), will see its Deputy...


27 Apr, 2016, 00:35 ET The Nation's Report Card: 12th-Grade Scores Lower in Math, Steady in Reading Since 2013; 37 Percent of Students Are Academically Prepared for College

Results from The Nation's Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading at Grade 12 indicate scores for high school seniors were 2 points lower in...


08 Mar, 2016, 11:50 ET Six Large Urban School Districts to Join The Nation's Report Card

 The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will include six more urban school districts from around the country after a unanimous...


28 Oct, 2015, 00:01 ET U.S. Math Scores Decline From 2013; Nation's Reading Scores Mixed

Since 2013, national average mathematics scores have decreased for fourth- and eighth-grade students, while reading scores have held steady for...


06 Oct, 2015, 12:45 ET Seven Leaders Named by Education Secretary Arne Duncan to National Assessment Governing Board, Overseeing The Nation's Report Card

A Florida school superintendent, a Tennessee school board chief, a District of Columbia business and education policy leader, an Indiana high...


15 Sep, 2015, 13:09 ET Public Invited to Nominate Candidates for National Assessment Governing Board, Which Oversees The Nation's Report Card

 The board that oversees The Nation's Report Card — the nation's only representative assessment of what students know and can do in...


19 Aug, 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...


24 Jul, 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...


14 May, 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,...


18 Dec, 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...


07 Nov, 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...


23 Aug, 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...


27 Jun, 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...


24 Apr, 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...


21 Feb, 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...


06 Dec, 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...


16 Nov, 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,...


14 Sep, 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...


31 Aug, 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,...


10 Aug, 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...


19 Jun, 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...