Results of The Nation's Report Card: 2011 Trial Urban District Assessment, Grades 4 and 8

Nov 21, 2011, 09:00 ET from National Assessment Governing Board

NAEP Reports Students' Skills in Mathematics and Reading from 21 Large Cities


WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Dec. 7, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will release The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics and Reading 2011 Trial Urban District Assessment detailing academic achievement results for fourth and eighth graders from 21 large city school districts. 

The Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) allows for comparisons to large cities and the nation, and achievement gap data by racial/ethnic groups, income level, and gender. These results expand on recently released national NAEP data showing the highest average mathematics scores to date, mixed results for reading achievement, and states' progress in closing achievement gaps.

Three districts participated in the TUDA for the first time this year: Albuquerque, N.M., Dallas, and Hillsborough County, Fla. Results from 12 districts can be compared with 2009: Austin, Baltimore City, Md., Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Detroit, Fresno, Calif., Jefferson County, Ky., Miami-Dade, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and San Diego. Six districts participated in 2002, 2009 and 2011: Atlanta, Chicago, District of Columbia, Houston, Los Angeles, and New York City.

A live webcast discussion of the results by expert panelists will provide insight on the unique demographics of urban districts and student progress toward academic proficiency in reading and mathematics. Webcast panelists include:

  • Tonya Miles, member, National Assessment Governing Board
  • Jack Buckley, commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics
  • Andres Alonso, chief executive officer, Baltimore City Public Schools and member, National Assessment Governing Board
  • Michael Casserly, executive director, Council of the Great City Schools


What: Live webcast on The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics and Reading 2011, TUDA, Grades 4 and 8
When: Dec. 7, 2011, at 10 a.m. EST
How to register: Visit

GAIN EARLY ACCESS TO RESULTS: The media can gain embargoed access to materials on Monday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. EST. Access must be requested. Please contact Erika Boyce at 202.559.5246 or

PARTICIPATE IN Q&A. Embargo pre-call on study findings: Monday, Dec. 5. The time has yet to be confirmed. Media representatives are encouraged to discuss the embargoed data and information with experts ahead of the release. Access must be requested. Please contact Erika Boyce at 202.559.5246 or

FOR MEDIA REQUESTS AND INTERVIEWS: Contact Stephaan Harris, 202.357.7504 or


The Nation's Report Card is the only nationally representative, continuing evaluation of the condition of education in the United States and has served as a national yardstick of student achievement since 1969. Through the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), The Nation's Report Card informs the public about what America's students know and can do in various subject areas, and compares achievement data between states and various student demographic groups.

The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent, bipartisan board whose members include governors, state legislators, local and state school officials, educators, business representatives and members of the general public. Congress created the 26-member Governing Board in 1988 to set policy for NAEP.






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