NAEP: 2013 Reading and Mathematics Report Card

National Assessment of Educational Progress

On November 7, 2013, 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. A summary of the percentage of students performing at the four achievement levels is provided below.

Achievement Levels

1. below basic (not defined, but less than partial mastery)

2. basic (partial mastery of fundamental skills and knowledge)

3. proficient (solid academic performance)

4. advanced (superior performance).

 

Scale Scores and Achievement Level Percentages of Students in Public and Catholic Schools*

Grade 4 Mathematics

Public Schools

Catholic Schools

Scale Scores

241

246

 

 

 

Achievement Level

Below Basic

18

12

Basic

41

40

Proficient

34

40

Advanced

8

8

*Other private schools did not meet the standard for reporting

 

Grade 8 Mathematics

Public Schools

Catholic Schools

Scale Scores

284

295

 

 

 

Achievement Levels

Below Basic

27

16

Basic

39

38

Proficient

26

33

Advanced

8

12

 

 

Scale Scores and Achievement Level Percentages of Students in Public and Catholic Schools

Grade 4 Reading

Public Schools

Catholic Schools

Scale Scores

221

235

 

 

 

Achievement Levels

Below Basic

33

18

Basic

33

33

Proficient

26

36

Advanced

8

13

 

Grade 8 Reading

Public Schools

Catholic Schools

Scale Scores

226

286

 

 

 

Achievement Levels

Below Basic

23

8

Basic

42

34

Proficient

31

49

Advanced

4

10

 

 

Read the full report here