We are pleased to announce that our school has been chosen to participate in the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessment because it provides a common measure of student achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation's Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.
At our school, NAEP will be given on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, and will take about two hours. A random sample of our grade 8 students will be selected for the assessment, and your child may take an assessment in one of the following subjects: mathematics, reading, writing, civics, geography, or U.S. history. In addition to questions in the assessed subject, students are asked questions about their daily routine and educational experiences.
There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do his or her best. Resources that provide more information about NAEP are listed below.
If you do not want your child to participate in the assessment, please notify Jessica Duesler, APC, in writing, by February 1, 2017.