At 9:30 a.m. EST on August 10, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) hosted a live panel discussion with NCES Commissioner Jack Buckley, Associate Commissioner Peggy Carr, and other educational experts to release the report Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: Variation and Change in State Standards for Reading and Mathematics, 2005-2009.
This data analysis report compares the relative rigor of state proficiency standards in mathematics and reading for students in grades four and eight using the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) as a common yardstick. Panelists answered questions after their remarks. An archived version of the discussion and PowerPoint slides are available at http://nces.ed.gov/whatsnew/commissioner/remarks2011/08_10_2011.asp
Read about additional resources for understanding state proficiency standards, including frequently asked questions, and copies of past reports, at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/studies/statemapping/
NAEP is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.
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