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Achievement Level Reports

Based on recommendations from policymakers, educators, and members of the general public, the Governing Board sets specific achievement levels for each subject area and grade assessed on The Nation’s Report Card. Achievement levels are performance standards showing what students should know and be able to do.

Results are reported as percentages of students performing at or above the Basic and Proficient levels and at the Advanced level. Below is a list of major reports related to those achievement levels.

List of Achievement Level Reports
Report Title Subject/Topic Date
Developing Achievement Levels on the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Grades 8 and 12 Writing: Process Report
Writing 2012
Developing Achievement Levels on the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Grades 8 and 12 Writing: Technical Report
Writing 2012
National Assessment of Educational Progress Writing Achievement Levels Descriptions - Final Technical Report
Writing 2011
Developing Achievement Levels on the National Assessment of Educational Progress for Writing Grades 8 and 12 in 2011 and Grade 4 in 2013
Writing 2011
Developing Achievement Levels on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Science for Grades Four, Eight, and Twelve: Process Report Science 2010
Developing Achievement Levels on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Science for Grades Four, Eight, and Twelve: Technical Report Science 2010
A History of NAEP Achievement Levels: Issues, Implementation, and Impact, 1989-2009 Overview 2009
Developing Achievement Levels on the 2006 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Grade Twelve Economics: Process Report Economics 2006
Developing Achievement Levels on the 2006 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Grade Twelve Economics: Technical Report Economics 2006
Developing Achievement Levels on the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Grade Twelve Mathematics: Process Report Mathematics 2005
Developing Achievement Levels on the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Grade Twelve Mathematics: Technical Report Mathematics 2005
NAEP Achievement Levels for Civics Civics 2001
NAEP Achievement Levels for Geography Geography 2001
NAEP Achievement Levels for Mathematics Mathematics 2001
NAEP Achievement Levels for Reading Reading 2001
NAEP Achievement Levels for Science Science 2001
NAEP Achievement Levels for U.S. History U.S. History 2001
NAEP Achievement Levels for Writing Writing 2001
Developing Achievement Levels for the 1998 NAEP in Civics Interim Report:  Field Trials Civics 2000
Developing Achievement Levels for the 1998 NAEP in Civics Interim Report:  Pilot Study Civics 2000
Developing Achievement Levels for the 1998 NAEP in Civics: Final Report Civics 2000
Developing Achievement Levels on the 1998 NAEP in Civics:  Validation Research Civics 2000
Developing Achievement Levels on the 1998 NAEP in Civics and Writing: Technical Report Civics, Writing 2000
Setting Standards for the 1998 NAEP in Civics and Writing:  Finalizing the Achievement Levels Descriptions Civics, Writing 2000
Student Performance Standards on the National Assessment of Educational Progress: Affirmation and Improvements Overview 2000
Briefing Booklet: 1998 Civics NAEP Achievement Levels-Setting Study Civics 1998
Proceedings of Achievement Levels Workshop Overview 1997
Setting Achievement Levels on the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Science: Final Report - Volume I Science 1997
Setting Achievement Levels on the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Science: Final Report - Volume II Science 1997
Setting Achievement Levels on the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress in Science: Final Report - Volume III Science 1997
1996 Science Performance Standards: Achievement Results for the Nation and the States Science 1996
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