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Selected 8th Graders Taking NAEP


The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.  It is considered “The Nation’s Report Card.”  Since NAEP assessments are administered uniformly using the same sets of tests across the nation, NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states and selected urban districts.  The assessment stays essentially the same from year to year, with only carefully documented changes.  This permits NAEP to provide a clear picture of student academic progress over time. 

Challenger has been selected to be part of the NAEP this year.  A sampling of 8th grade students will take the 120 minute test on February 8.  A letter will be emailed home with the students who have been selected by the NAEP administrators.  The test results are confidential and will not affect a student’s grade.  The assessment also asks students questions about their daily routine and their educational experiences.  Student responses are anonymous, and they provide context and meaning to the assessment results.

While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education.  If your student has been selected and you do not want your student to participate, please notify our vice principal, Donny Tenorio in writing by January 25, 2019.

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