The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “the Nation’s Report Card,” is a national assessment of what students in each state know in various subjects. The Grade 4 and 8 mathematics and reading portions of the NAEP were administered in 2005 and the results were released in mid-October. This brief fact sheet highlights the recent NAEP results and demonstrates, simply put, that the state’s students are gaining ground on the nation according to the NAEP.
McKenzie, Sarah C. and Ritter, Gary W., "NAEP 2005 Results" (2005). Policy Briefs. 107.