National Assessment Governing Board

National Assessment Governing Board

  • Information about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). These are assessments of students in grades 4, 8, and 12, not college students. Relevant to assessment in higher education as illustration of a current national model for assessing student learning.
  • The NAEP site has details about and reports from assessments in various subject areas.
  • The U.S. also participates in multinational comparisons of K-12 students’ performance in various areas, sponsored by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). Recent & upcoming study areas include reading literacy, computer & information literacy, knowledge of math & science, and civic & citizenship education.
  • The Learning Curve, from Pearson and The Economist Intelligence Unit, analyzes a range of internationally-comparable K-12-level data.

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