2010 Massachusetts State Report CardPart II - 2009 Massachusetts and Nationwide NAEP Results

2009 Massachusetts and Nationwide NAEP Results by Student GroupAverage Scaled Scores and Percentages of Students at Each Achievement Level

NAEP, or the National Assessment of Educational Progress, is often called the "Nation's Report Card." It is the only measure of student achievement in the United States that allows you to compare the performance of students in Massachusetts with the performance of students across the nation or in other states. Students take the NAEP in reading and mathematics every two years. When reviewing these results, it is important to keep in mind that the NAEP results are based on a small sample of students across Massachusetts, not the population of Massachusetts students. For more information, please visit http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/naep/faq.html.

The following symbols are used to denote the NAEP achievement levels: A for Advanced, P+ for Proficient and above, B+ for Basic and above, BB for Below Basic. The symbol "#" means that the estimated number of students rounds to zero.

All Students 23413478020100 2207326634100
Stud. w/ Disab 211521544615 189212346610
LEP/FLEP 19811240606 188#629719
African American/Black 21632362387 204215475316
Asian/Pacific Islander 241225685155 234174879215
Hispanic/Latino 211320564417 204216485221
White 2411756871369 2291041772354
Low-Income 215323613933 206217514947

GRADE LEVEL 4 - MATHEMATICS
All Students 2521257928100 2396388119100
Stud. w/ Disab 237432811915 220219594112
LEP/FLEP 22111562387 218112574310
African American/Black 23623084168 222115633716
Asian/Pacific Islander 26428709646 25518619195
Hispanic/Latino 232225782217 227121703022
White 258146797368 248850901054
Low-Income 237331831734 228122712948

All Students 2745438317100 2622307426100
Stud. w/ Disab 251118613915 229#8376310
LEP/FLEP 217#325752 219#325755
African American/Black 25111764368 245#13564416
Asian/Pacific Islander 281105089116 27364482185
Hispanic/Latino 250117623810 248116594120
White 279649871374 271339831757
Low-Income 254120663429 249116604043

GRADE LEVEL 8 - MATHEMATICS
All Students 29917528515100 2827337129100
Stud. w/ Disab 271421594114 24919366410
LEP/FLEP 2381822782 2431528726
African American/Black 27232362388 260112495116
Asian/Pacific Islander 314356690106 300205384165
Hispanic/Latino 271421623811 266217564421
White 305205991973 2921043821856
Low-Income 278529693129 266217574343

2009 Massachusetts NAEP ResultsParticipation Rates for Students with Disabilities and for English Language Learner Students

The NAEP program has always endeavored to assess all students selected for testing. In all NAEP schools, accommodations are provided as necessary for students with disabilities and/or English language learners. School staff who are familiar with these students are asked a series of questions to help them decide whether each student should participate in the assessment and whether the student needs accommodations.

 Grade/Subject # in Sample % of Sample – Students with Disabilities % of Sample – English Language Learners % of Students Excluded from Original Sample Grade 4 Reading 3,900 14 6 5 Grade 4 Mathematics 3,700 14 6 5 Grade 8 Reading 3,600 15 1 5 Grade 8 Mathematics 3,600 14 2 6