AH-5.4.2 Increase the proportion of 8th grade students whose mathematics skills are at or above the proficient achievement level for their grade
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of eighth graders scoring at the proficiency level or higher for grade level in the mathematics skills test administered by the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Number of eighth graders attending public or private schools
The proficient achievement level is one of three National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) achievement levels: basic, proficient, and advanced. Minimum cut-off scores are established for each achievement level by a standard setting process. The proficient achievement level represents solid academic performance for the grade level assessed.
The mathematics assessment was designed to measure students' knowledge of mathematics and their ability to apply that knowledge in problem-solving situations. The mathematics framework classifies assessment questions in two dimensions, content area and mathematical complexity, that are used to guide the assessment. Each question is designed to measure one of the five mathematics content areas: number properties and operations, measurement, geometry, data analysis, statistics, probability, and algebra.
Additional resources about the objective
The Nations Report Card…the official site for results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress