NAEP Reading and Mathematics 2015- National Assessment of Educational Progress (Nation's Report Card)


On October 28, 2015, the National Center for Education Statistics released the report of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results for Reading and Mathematics in grades 4 and 8.  The scale scores range from 0-500.  A summary of the percentage of students performing at the four achievement levels is provided below.

 

Achievement Levels

  • below basic (not defined, but less than partial mastery)
  • basic (partial mastery of fundamental skills and knowledge)
  • proficient (solid academic performance)
  • advanced (superior performance).

 

Scale Scores and Achievement Levels of Students in Public and Catholic Schools*

Grade 4 Reading

Public

Catholic

Scale Scores

221

237

Below Basic

32

17

Basic

33

31

Proficient

27

37

Advanced

8

15

 

 

 

Grade 8 Reading

Public

Catholic

Scale Scores

264

284

Below Basic

26

9

Basic

42

36

Proficient

29

47

Advanced

3

9

 

* The sample size of the private schools other than Catholic was too small to allow discrete achievement level reports

 

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Scale Scores and Achievement Levels of Students in Public and Catholic Schools*

Grade 4 Mathematics

Public

Catholic

Scale Scores

240

247

Below Basic

19

10

Basic

42

42

Proficient

32

40

Advanced

7

8

 

 

 

Grade 8 Mathematics

Public

Catholic

Scale Scores

281

293

Below Basic

30

18

Basic

38

38

Proficient

24

33

Advanced

8

11

 

*The sample size of the private schools other than Catholic was too small to allow discrete achievement level reports

 

Download the full report.