Saturday, August 21, 2010

Reliable National Mathematics Achievement Test Nonexistent

David Klein's article What do the NAEP math scores really measure? (to appear in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Dec. 2010) puts into serious question the use of NAEP as an external audit of the developing Common Core assessments.

Until such time as a reliable national mathematics achievement test comes into existence, the plethora of education research articles that base their findings on NAEP math scores should be considered with reservations. More reliable, for the time being, are state administered K-12 mathematics assessments directly tied to the content of credible state standards, as in the case of California.

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