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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

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New Jersey NAEP - The Nation's Report Card

NAEP Results for New Jersey

NAEP Achievement Gaps - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports

  • The Black-White Achievement Gap: [2010] [2008]
  • The Hispanic-White Achievement Gap: [2011]

NAEP Item Maps (NIM) - Item maps illustrate what students at each achievement level are likely to know and can do. See the Quick Reference Guide to learn about using item maps.


Measure Up – NAEP assessment newsletters for teachers

NAEP Assessment Frameworks – all NAEP frameworks are overseen by the National Assessment Governing Board.

NAEP and New Jersey State Assessments

NAEP and the New Jersey state assessments serve different purposes and are used together to inform education policy.   These assessments also differ in the content and skills that are measured, difficulty of test items, and methods used for setting performance standards (i.e., the cut points for determining achievement levels).  The document here shows a more in-depth look at the similarities and differences between NAEP and the New Jersey state assessments.

NAEP Used As a Metric to Compare States

  • NAEP State Mapping Study, National Center for Education Statistics  [2013] [2009] [2007] [2005]
  • Mapping State Proficiency Standards onto NAEP Scales: Variations & Changes [2005-2009]