Student achievement data from NAEP is often referred to as "The Nation's Report Card". The results are called The Nation’s Report Card because it measures student achievement across the country. It is important because the results help the President, Congress, and educators make decisions about how to improve our education system.
Please note that the NAEP test is scheduled for John Glenn Middle School on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 and the random sample of students has already been selected to participate. Parents of the selected 8th grade students were recently notified in a letter mailed home by our school. This random sample includes ELL, 504 and Special Education students. Please note that only students with disabilities who participate in the MCAS-Alt can be excluded from the NAEP assessment.
NAEP does not provide scores for individual students or schools, however data is reported at the state level. NAEP's website also offers the following description, "Since NAEP assessments are administered uniformly using the same sets of test booklets across the nation, NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states and selected urban districts. The assessment stays essentially the same from year to year, with only carefully documented changes. This permits NAEP to provide a clear picture of student academic progress over time. As NAEP moves into computer-based assessments, the assessment administration will remain uniform continuing the importance of NAEP as a common metric." The National Center for Educational Statistics is the federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. More information regarding NAEP can be found online. If you are curious about the content on the 8th grade math or reading NAEP assessment, practice tests are available here. Please note that participating 8th grade JGMS students are not expected to study for this mandiated assessment, but they are encouraged to demonstrate their best effort.