2015 NAEP Results

The results for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the “Nation’s Report Card” were released on October 28, 2015. NAEP assessments are given to 4th, 8th and 12th graders to measure student achievement. The District of Columbia saw an increase in reading and math scores for 4th graders from previous scores in 2013. However, 8th graders scored lower in math in 2015 compared to 2013, and had no significant change in reading achievement. Nationally, the 2015 performance of students with disabilities showed little if any improvement when compared to the last three administrations of the NAEP (2009-2011-2013). The gaps between students with disabilities and those without disabilities continue to be substantial. The majority of students with disabilities performed in the “below basic” achievement level in all areas except 4th grade Math. For more details about the District of Columbia’s performance on the NAEP, see NAEP Scores DC 2015.

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