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GTMS 8th Grade Students Take the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Thursday, February 28

Georgie Tyler Middle School has been selected to participate in NAEP Testing which is also known as the Nation's Report Card in math and reading.  A sample of 50 eighth graders will take either a math or reading test on February 28, 2019.  Please mark the date on your calendar.  Students will be testing all day on the eighth-grade hall and in Mrs. Wilkin's old room in front of the stairwell.  Please see the following information regarding NAEP:

 

NAEP was first administered in 1969 to measure student achievement nationally. In 1990, NAEP was administered at the state level

for the first time. Students in grades 4 and 8 are currently assessed at the national and state levels in mathematics and reading
every 2 years and in other subjects periodically.

NAEP is considered the gold standard of assessments because of its high technical quality. From the development of assessment
frameworks and questions to the reporting of results, NAEP represents the best thinking of assessment and content specialists,
state education staff, and teachers from around the nation. NAEP is a trusted resource that measures student progress and helps
inform policy decisions that improve education in the United States.

 

NAEP results are reported for different demographic groups rather than for individual students or schools. Within a school, just
some of the student population participates, and student responses are combined with those from other participating students to
produce the results. Student responses on NAEP are confidential, and the privacy of each participating school and student is
essential.* Names of participating students never leave the school and are not associated with the digital or paper test booklet after
the student takes the assessment.

 

A carefully designed sampling process ensures that NAEP-selected schools and students are representative of all schools and
students across the United States. To ensure that the sample represents all students in the nation’s schools, a broad range of
accommodations are allowed for students with disabilities and English language learners.

 

NAEP is designed to cause minimal disruption of classroom instruction. Including transition time, directions, and the completion
of a survey questionnaire, it takes approximately 120 minutes for students to complete digital assessments.

Each student will be assessed in one format and one subject only. Teachers do not need to prepare their students to take the assessment but should encourage them to do their best.

 

NAEP items can be used as a helpful educational resource in the classroom. Teachers and district staff can use the NAEP
Questions Tool (http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nqt) to see how students’ performance compares nationally on specific items.
Released NAEP items come with a scoring guide, sample student responses, and performance data.
Visit the NAEP website at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard to access this information and more.

 

Very Important:

 

Please note that NCES has strict confidentiality requirements. The following confidentiality pledge is required in all communication to school division staff, school staff, students, and parents:

 

NCES is authorized to conduct NAEP by the National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act (20 U.S.C. §9622) and to collect students' education records from education agencies or institutions for the purposes of evaluating federally supported education programs under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) [20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99]. In accordance with the Confidential Information Protection provisions of Title V, Subtitle A, Public Law 107-347 and other applicable Federal laws, your child's responses will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed in identifiable form to anyone other than employees or agents. By law, every NCES employee as well as every agent, such as contractors and NAEP coordinators, has taken an oath and is subject to a jail term of up to 5 years, a fine of $250,000, or both if he or she willfully discloses ANY identifiable information about your child. Electronic transmission of your child's information will be monitored for viruses, malware, and other threats by Federal employees and contractors in accordance with the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. The collected information will be combined across respondents to produce statistical reports.

 

Please see Mrs. Brinkley if you have any questions.

 

(7) Introducing NAEP to Teachers (2012) - YouTube Introducing NAEP to Students - YouTube (7) What Every Parent Should Know About NAEP - YouTube

NAEP Informative Video