NAEP Studies: SIG 99
NAEP Studies: SIG 99
SIG Purpose


The purpose of the NAEP Studies SIG is to facilitate secondary analysis of the National Assessment of Educational Progress ongoing surveys regarding U.S. students' knowledge, attitudes, and experiences in diverse learning areas.

NAEP Data Training Workshop

This fully funded training will be held in Arlington, VA, on June 26–28, 2024

Apply to receive hands-on experience conducting data analyses using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This year, participants will also be introduced to the Monthly School Survey (MSS) Linking Study and COVID Data Hub data collections. This training is aimed at quantitative researchers with strong statistical skills who want to learn to conduct analyses using NAEP data.

This includes advanced graduate students, educational researchers at universities or other research organizations, analysts from state and local education agencies, and others who are interested in analyzing large-scale assessment data.


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2023-24 Outstanding Paper Award

The NAEP Studies SIG issued its second Outstanding Paper Award for 2023-2024.  This award recognizes papers of exemplary conceptual, methodological, analytic, and writing quality that draw on NAEP data to advance education research or inform policy development. 

The winning paper is titled “Early Reading Skill Development and Characteristics of Reading Skill Profiles: Analysis of Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) and NAEP 2015 Grade 4 Reading Overlap Sample Data” by B. Jasmine Park, Mengyi Li, Xiaying Zheng, and Yuan Zhang. 

Please be on the lookout for papers to submit for next year's award! Papers can be published in either refereed and non-refereed sources.  The committee will consider the strength of a paper as it relates to the overarching NAEP Studies SIG call for focused attention on persistent issues of urgent concern to the field, such as improvement in measurement and understanding of noncognitive skills, better understanding of contextual factors explaining achievement disparities, and impacts of policy on educational achievement and growth.

NAEP Studies SIG Spring 2024 Newsletter

An ongoing goal of the AERA NAEP Studies SIG is to produce a newsletter for its members to let them know of happenings within the NAEP Studies SIG, as well as information and updates about NAEP publications and research.

The Spring 2024 newsletter is here.

Previous newsletters can be found at the links below:

  • The Spring 2023 newsletter can be found here.
  • The Fall 2022 edition of the newsletter can be found here.
  • The Spring 2022 edition of the newsletter can be found here.
  • >The Fall 2021 edition of the newsletter can be found here.
What can NAEP Data Tell Us about Student Knowledge in Social Studies?
In collaboration with the AERA Social Studies Research SIG, the AERA NAEP Studies SIG presented the webinar "What can NAEP Data Tell Us about Student Knowledge in Social Studies?" on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 2:00 PM ET.
During this session, the panelists provided an overview of the NAEP social studies assessments, discussed the latest results released earlier this year, and presented research findings using the NAEP social studies data.  The panelists also explored connections between NAEP social studies assessments and current social studies research and discussed the significance of NAEP for social studies education. 
The panelists for the webinar were: 
  • Ebony Walton, Statistician, National Center for Education Statistics, United States Department of Education;
  • Grady Wilburn, Statistician, National Center for Education Statistics, United States Department of Education;
  • Saki Ikoma, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research;
  • Madeline Goodman, Senior Program Management Lead, Educational Testing Service;
  • Erin Adams, Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University & AERA Social Studies Research SIG Chair; and
  • Laura Hamilton, Senior Director, Center on Advancing Measurement and Assessment, American Institutes for Research 
Additional NAEP social studies resources: 
A recording of the webinar can be found on the AERA NAEP Studies SIG YouTube channel.


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