US Secretary Arne Duncan and Mayor Gray Announces the District's 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress Results

PCSB Executive Director remarks at NAEP press conference at Achievement Prep PCS. 

On November 7, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Mayor Vincent Gray, Acting State Superintendent of Education Jesús Aguirre, Chancellor Kaya Henderson, and DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) Executive Director Scott Pearson (click on the video to hear his remarks) announced the District’s 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results for 4th and 8th graders in reading and mathematics.

Known as the “Nation’s Report Card,” the NAEP is the only nationally representative, longitudinal tool for comparing student achievement in various subject areas over time. NAEP assessments in mathematics and reading are administered every two years and use the same sets of test booklets across the nation to provide a common comparative metric across all states and selected urban districts. Assessments are conducted periodically in science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and American history. NAEP is a congressionally authorized project of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences of the US Department of Education.

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