State Academic Performance and Improvement Tool

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How do student achievement trends in your state compare with those of other states? How about with the U.S. as a whole?

The State Academic Performance and Improvement Tool allows you to easily see how your state’s current performance and improvement over time compare with other states and the national average. The tool uses data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the only assessment with comparable results for all 50 states.

The tool includes state and national NAEP results in fourth-grade and eighth-grade reading and math. You can view results for students overall, as well as for different groups of students: low income and higher income, white, African American, Latino, Asian / Pacific Islander, and American Indian.

Here are just some of the questions the tool can help you answer:

  • Compared with other states and the nation, how does my state rate on current achievement? How about on improvement over time?
  • For which groups of students is my state higher achieving and faster improving than other states?
  • For which student groups is my state lower achieving and lower improving?
  • Are there states that are doing better or improving faster that my state can learn from?

To learn more about NAEP, click here.

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