Utah Eighth Grade Science Scores Rank Among Top in Nation

Utah eighth graders turned in some of the best science scores in the nation in 2011, collectively raising their average score by three points and beating the national average by 10 points, according to data released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. . . . → Read More



Utah Students Hold Steady in Fourth, Eighth Grade Math, Reading

Utah fourth and eighth graders held steady academic performance in math and reading in 2011, according to data released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. . . . → Read More



Nation’s Report Card, NAEP, seeking board members

National Assessment of Educational Progress_The Nation's Report Card

The National Assessment Governing Board invites nominations of qualified individuals to serve as members of the Governing Board, established by Congress to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—also known as The Nation’s Report Card. . . . → Read More



Why the “Nation’s Report Card” assessment, NAEP, is unreliable

Utah State Board of Education Member Dave Thomas blogs for UtahPublicEducation.org "Closing the Achievement Gap"

“Many of my colleagues have asked me why I am so opposed to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and their fifty state rankings that appear on a bi-annual basis. Or why I cringe when someone calls NAEP the ‘gold standard?’” Read the latest blog post from Utah State Board of Education Member Dave Thomas (District 4). . . . → Read More



Utah students shine on national science test

A new report released today shows Utah’s fourth and eighth grade students are ahead of the pack in science. Only 11 states scored significantly better on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests. Utah’s fourth grade students scored about five points above the national average and it’s eighth graders scored nine points higher. . . . → Read More



NAEP science scores released

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s fourth grade students scored on average 5 points higher than their peers nationally and Utah’s eighth grade students scored on average 9 points higher than their peers nationally on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests, according to data released today by the National Center for Education Statistics. . . . → Read More