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NAEP Links
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The latest information about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) can be found here.

The home page for the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES), which manages the NAEP assessments, can be found here.

The home page of the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), the independent and nonpartisan board that sets NAEP policy, can be found here.

The 2019 NAEP High School Transcript Study (HSTS) web report was released in March 2022.  The web report can be found here.  

The results from the 2019-2020 NAEP Long Term Trend Ages 9 and 13 administration was released in mid-October 2021.  You can find more information about the Long Term Trend (LTT) assessments here.

The NAEP 2019 Mapping Study report was released on June 1, 2021.  More information about the report can be found here.

The NAEP 2019 Grades 4, 8, and 12 national science assessment results was released on May 25, 2021.  You can find a link to the release page here.

Information about how NAEP is adapting because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the launch of the NAEP 2021 School Survey, can be found here.

 

 
 
NAEP Studies SIG Annual Summary: 2021-2022
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The SIG Leadership team met virtually monthly beginning in May 2021 on the following dates:

  • May 11, 2021
  • June 8, 2021
  • July 13, 2021
  • August 10, 2021
  • September 15, 2021
  • October 20, 2021
  • November 17, 2021
  • December 15, 2021
  • January 19, 2022
  • February 16, 2022
  • March 16, 2022

The team was comprised of the following individuals:

  • Andrew Hudacs, Chair
  • Amy Dresher, Chair Elect
  • Ning Rui, Program Co-Chair
  • Bitnara Jasmine Park, Program Co-Chair
  • Judy Tang, Treasurer
  • Renee Savoie, Secretary
  • Robert Perkins, Webmaster
  • Haobai Zhang, Graduate Student Representative
  • Angela Battaglia, Communication Support

The monthly meetings were scheduled with the following core set of recurring topics while other relevant topics were added as appropriate.

  • Review/Acceptance of meeting minutes from the prior meeting
  • Officer Reports
    • Program Co-Chairs—updates on the session/paper review process and progress. Establishing the AERA 2022 program for the NAEP Studies SIG including the business meeting.
    • Treasurer—updates on SIG finances and membership
  • SIG website and social media update (Facebook and LinkedIn)—Updates provided by the Webmaster
  • SIG Newsletter Updates—typically reported by the Chair who attends newsletter meetings
  • NAEP Updates (provided monthly by the Secretary who serves as a NAEP State Coordinator)

Additionally, many monthly meetings reserved time for discussing the topics listed below.

  • Professional learning opportunities to be sponsored by the SIG
  • Establishing a NAEP Studies SIG Award
  • Increasing SIG membership
  • SIG Officer Election

SIG Achievements in 2021-22

Minutes from every meeting are saved in a shared folder accessible to the leadership team. This repository is helpful in generating the annual summary of activities and will serve as a resource when there is a transition in SIG leadership.

In 2020-21, the SIG started work to establish a NAEP Studies SIG Award. The work continued into 2021-22 with multiple requests for additional information and refinements. The AERA Executive Committee reviewed and approved the application at its January 2022 meeting. The NAEP Studies SIG will issue its first call for nominations for the newly established Outstanding Paper Award in August 2022 and the winner will be notified by February 2023. The recipient and winning publication will be showcased during the AERA 2023 NAEP Studies SIG Business Meeting.

The SIG’s online presence has continued to improve in 2021-22. The SIG page on the AERA website has been regularly and quickly updated based on suggestions shared during the monthly leadership team meetings including advertising upcoming events hosted by the SIG and others. The Webmaster continues to maintain the SIG’s YouTube channel and the SIG’s Gmail account - AERANAEPStudiesSIG@gmail.com.

At the request of SIG member Dr. Michael Solem of Texas State University, the SIG promoted Educational Equity in the Social Studies: A Research Symposium, which was held on August 3, 2021. The event was organized by the National Center for Research in Geography Education and featured presentations by researchers who leverage large-scale federal datasets to study inequalities in K-12 student outcomes in geography, civics, and U.S. history.

The SIG Treasurer and Program Co-Chairs led the effort to organize two SIG-sponsored webinars.

New NCES EDGE Program and SIDE Study—On August 12, 2021, the SIG presented a webinar discussion of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates (EDGE) program and the spatially interpolated demographic and economic (SIDE) estimates study. The presentation focused on learning why demographic, geographic, and economic data are crucial in large-scale studies and how they can aid in examining various group differences in educational outcomes. Dr. William Ward and Dr. Douglas Geverdt of NCES discussed the purposes of the EDGE program, how the estimates are developed, and what it means for researchers who want to use the NAEP data and other NCES-sponsored data collection.

Analytic Tools to Explore NAEP Data—This session hosted on December 15, 2021, was designed to showcase the NAEP Data Explorer, a freely available online analysis tool that requires no programming skills, and EdSurvey, an R statistical package designed specifically for NCES large-scale assessment data including NAEP.  Presenters Paul Bailey, Ting Zhang, and Alison Filbey, from the American Institutes for Research (AIR), provided a brief introduction to the various tools available to explore and analyze NAEP data and shared resources for those who wanted to learn more. B. Jasmine Park, also from AIR, moderated the webinar. The recording of this webinar is an excellent opportunity for graduate students and researchers to learn how to better utilize NAEP data in their research.

The SIG issued its first quarterly newsletter in Fall 2021. Credit for this achievement goes to members of the Newsletter Subcommittee and other SIG members who contributed to the work.

Newsletter Subcommittee Members:

  • Angela Battaglia
  • Jeremy Ellis
  • Andrew Hudacs
  • Paul Kleinert
  • B. Jasmine Park
  • Yuxi Qiu
  • Judy Tang
  • Haobai Zhang

The SIG Chair with the support of members, recruited individuals willing to run for SIG officer roles in the Winter 2022 election. The SIG was able to put forth a ballot including two candidates for the following positions: Program Co-Chair, Treasurer, and Newsletter Editor. The other positions (Secretary, Chair-Elect, Webmaster) will be filled through a special election at a later date.

The work of the Program Co-Chairs resulted in a final AERA 2022 program that includes two SIG sponsored symposiums, two paper sessions, and the annual business meeting, which included a presentation by Ebony Walton of NCES.  The slides from her presentation can be found here.

 
 
NAEP Studies SIG Annual Summary: 2020-2021
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NAEP Studies SIG Annual Summary for 2020-21

Submitted April 2021

The SIG Leadership team met virtually monthly beginning in July 2020 on the following dates:

July 17, 2020

August 21, 2020

September 18, 2020

October 16, 2020

November 20, 2020

December 18, 2020

January 22, 2021

February 19, 2021

March 19, 2021

The team was comprised of the following individuals:

Cindy Ziker, Chair

Andrew Hudacs, Chair Elect

Young Yee Kim, Program Co-Chair

Ning Rui, Program Co-Chair

Judy Tang, Treasurer

Renee Savoie, Secretary

Robert Perkins, Webmaster

Angela Battaglia, Communication Support

Jennifer Cain, Social Media Support

Mary Smith, Graduate Student Representative

The monthly meetings were scheduled with the following core set of recurring topics while other relevant topics were added as appropriate.

  • Review/Acceptance of meeting minutes from the prior meeting
  • Officer Reports
    • Program Co-Chairs—updates on the session/paper review process and progress. Establishing the AERA 2021 program for the NAEP Studies SIG including the business meeting.
    • Treasurer—updates on SIG finances and membership
  • SIG website and social media update (Facebook and LinkedIn)—Updates provided by the Webmaster
  • NAEP Updates (provided monthly by the Secretary who serves as a NAEP State Coordinator)
  • Strategic Planning (led by the SIG Chair)

Additionally, many monthly meetings reserved time for discussing the topics listed below.

  • Planning outreach to membership and others in the field to build awareness of the SIG and promote research that uses NAEP data.
  • SIG Officer Election
  • NAEP Studies SIG Award

SIG Achievements in 2020-21

Minutes from every meeting are saved in a shared folder accessible to the leadership team. This repository using Google Drive is helpful in generating the annual summary of activities and will serve as a resource when there is a transition in SIG leadership.

The SIG’s online presence has improved in the last year. The SIG page on the AERA website has been regularly updated based on suggestions shared during the monthly leadership team meetings including advertising upcoming events hosted by the SIG and others. The Webmaster established a YouTube channel and maintains the SIG’s Gmail account-AERANAEPStudiesSIG@gmail.com.

The SIG collected nominations for individuals willing to run for SIG officer roles in the Winter 2021 election. The SIG was able to put forth a ballot including two candidates for each of the following positions: Chair-Elect, Program Co-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. The winners of the 2021 election along with their terms are included below.

 

Name

 

 

Role

 

 

Term

 

Amy Dresher

Chair Elect

Two years beginning in 2021-22

Jasmine Park

Program Co-Chair

Two years beginning in 2021-22

Renee Savoie

Secretary

One year beginning in 2021-22

Judy Tang

Treasurer

One year beginning in 2021-22

Andrew Hudacs will transition from Chair Elect to Chair for 2021-22, and Ning Rui will serve the second year of his term as Program Co-Chair in 2021-22.

The SIG leadership team established the goal of creating a NAEP Studies SIG award. The group formed an Awards Committee comprised of Andrew Hudacs, Ning Rui, and Renee Savoie. The committee used the AERA provided “Petition for Award” template to create a set of guidelines specifying the selection procedures, scope, and criteria for the award. These guidelines were reviewed by the SIG leadership team and input was provided. The petition was submitted prior to the AERA 2021 Annual Meeting. It is anticipated that the AERA Executive Board will review the SIG’s petition at its June meeting. If approved, the NAEP Studies SIG will issue a call for nominations for the newly established Outstanding Publication Award in August 2021 and the winner will be notified by February 2022. The recipient and winning publication will be showcased during the AERA 2022 NAEP Studies SIG Business Meeting.

The Treasurer and Program Co-Chair worked over many months to organize a panel presentation sponsored by the NAEP Studies SIG—What Can Large-Scale Data Tell Us? A Discussion on Student SES Measures Using the TIMSS and NAEP Data. The well-attended webinar was conducted through support from Westat on January 12, 2021 and is archived on the SIG’s YouTube channel.

ABSTRACT: In this webinar, researchers presented results from two studies that analyzed changes in achievement gaps between low and high SES students over time. The first study used Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) data and focused on country-level results, and the second study used National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and focused on U.S. state-level results. Researchers also discussed SES-related items from the NAEP student questionnaire data and how student-level neighborhood SES resources may provide additional perspectives on the SES measures.

Panelists:

  • Ning Rui, Amazon, Moderator
  • Markus Broer, AIR, Presenter
  • Yifan Bai, AIR, Presenter
  • Judy Tang, Westat, Presenter
  • William Ward, US Department of Education - NCES, Discussant

The work of the Program Co-Chairs resulted in a final AERA 2021 program that includes two SIG sponsored symposiums, a poster session, and the annual business meeting, which will include a moderated conversation titled Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Implications for Administering NAEP During a Pandemic.

Chair: Monica Anne Gribben, Human Resources Research

Organization Speakers:

Lesley Muldoon, National Assessment Governing Board

Peggy G. Carr, National Center for Education Statistics

Discussant: Thanos Patelis, Fordham University

 
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