Thursday, November 7, 2013
2013 Mathematics Report Card
The nation’s eighth-grade students have made gains in mathematics since 2011, according to data from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Nation’s Report Card, Mathematics 2013 presents results from the 2013 NAEP assessments administered to students at grades 4 and 8 across the country. These reports present results for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Department of Defense Schools.
Key findings from 2013 Mathematics include:
• Since 2011, students in both Grade 4 and 8 made 1-point gains in mathematics.
• Compared to 1990, average scores are up 28 points at grade 4 and 22 points at grade 8.
• Compared to 2011, higher percentages of students at both grades are performing at the Advanced level in mathematics.
• Hispanic students at both grades posted 2-point gains since 2011, with Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native eighth-graders making 4-point gains.
• Four states made gains since 2011 at both grades; 12 states made gains at grade 4 only; three states made gains at grade 8 only. Three states had lower scores at grade 8 in 2013 than in 2011.
Key findings from 2013 Reading include:
• The average score for fourth-graders remained unchanged from 2011, but was higher than in 1992.
• The average score for eighth-graders was higher than in both 2011 and 1992.
• The percentage of eighth-graders scoring at or above Proficient was higher than in 2011 or 1992.
• Five states made gains since 2011 at both grades 4 and 8; four states made gains at grade 4 only; nine states made gains at grade 8 only. Three states had lower scores at grade 4 in 2013 than in 2011.