NAEP 2009 Reading Report for Massachusetts (Embargoed)
Where to Find More Information The NAEP Reading Assessment
The latest news about the NAEP 2009 reading assessment and the national results can be found on the NAEP
website at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/reading/results/. The individual snapshot reports for each participating state and other jurisdictions are also available in the state results section of the website at
The Nation's ReportCard:Reading 2009 may be ordered or downloaded at the NAEP website.
The Reading Framework forthe2009 National Assessmentof Educational Progress, on which this assessment is based, is available at the National Assessment Governing Board website at http://www.nagb.org/publications/frameworks/reading09.pdf
The NAEP Data Explorer (NDE)
The interactive database at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/ includes student, teacher, and school variables for all participating states and other jurisdictions, the nation, and the four regions. Data tables are also available for each jurisdiction, with all background questions cross-tabulated with the major demographic variables. Users can design and create tables and can perform tests of statistical significance at this website.
Technical Documentation on the Web (TDW)
Technical documentation section of the NAEP website http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/tdw/ contains information about the technical procedures and methods of NAEP. The TDW site is organized by topic (from Item Development through Analysis and Scaling) with subtopics, including information specific to a particular assessment. The content is written for researchers and assumes knowledge of educational measurement and testing.
Publications on the inclusion of students with disabilities and English language learners
References for a variety of research publications related to the assessment of students with special needs may be found at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/inclusion.asp#research.
To order publications
Recent NAEP publications related to reading are listed on the reading page of the NAEP website and are available electronically. Publications can also be ordered from
Education Publications Center (ED Pubs) U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 22207
Alexandria, VA 22304
Call toll free: 1-877-4ED-Pubs (1-877-433-7827) TTY/TDD: 1-877-576-7734
Order online at: http://www.edpubs.gov.
The NAEP State Report Generator was developed for the NAEP 2009 reports by Phillip Leung, Bobby Rampey, Rebecca Moran, Patricia Donahue, Rick Hasney, and Ming Kuang.
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NAEP 2009 Reading Report for Massachusetts (Embargoed) What is the Nation's Report CardTM? The Nation's Report Card™ informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time.
Since 1969, NAEP assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and other subjects. NAEP collects and reports information on student performance at the national, state, and local levels, making the assessment an integral part of our nation's evaluation of the condition and progress of education. Only academic achievement data and related background information are collected. The privacy of individual students and their families is protected.
NAEP is a congressionally authorized project of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. The Commissioner of Education Statistics is responsible for carrying out the NAEP project. The National Assessment Governing Board oversees and sets policy for NAEP.
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education
John Q. Easton
Director Institute of Education Sciences
StuartKerachsky Deputy Commissioner National Center for Education Statistics
Associate Commissioner National Center for Education Statistics