NCES to Release New Study on State Proficiency Standards

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Washington, DC — On Wednesday, August 10, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will release a new report, Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: Variation and Change in State Standards for Reading and Mathematics 2005-2009. The report uses NAEP as a common yardstick to compare the rigor of state proficiency standards. The study will show the range of difference in state proficiency standards in reading and mathematics, whether states have changed the rigor of their standards between 2005, 2007, and 2009, and whether a state's assessment results are corroborated by NAEP. NCES is the statistical center of the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education.


Get Early Access to Results: The media can request embargoed access to materials. Please contact James Elias at (202) 706-7416 or [email protected]

Participate in Q&A. Embargo pre-call on study findings: Tuesday, August 9, at 1 p.m. EDT. Access must be requested. Please contact James Elias at (202) 706-7416 or [email protected]

The report is embargoed until 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 10. For additional information, please contact James Elias at [email protected] or (202) 706-7416.

The full text of the report will be available online August 10 at 9:30 a.m. EDT at