Chancellor's Professor Carol Connor served on two National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) panels in 2019: the NAEP Reading Assessment Framework Visioning Panel in September and the NAEP Reading Assessment Development Panel that started in November, 2019 and will continue through summer 2020
The panels met to formulate guidelines for updating the Reading Framework.
"The NAEP provides critically important information about how well we are teaching the all of the children in our nation," Connor said. "I am proud to be part of the eminent scholars, teachers, policy-makers, researchers, and educators, who are developing the new framework for the NAEP Reading Assessment."
The NAEP provides the largest nationally representative assessment of student knowledge and achievement in various subject areas. The reading assessment measures comprehension by asking students to read selected grade-appropriate materials and answer questions based on what they have read. The results present a broad view of students’ reading knowledge, skills, and performance over time.
"We have learned a lot about reading since the last Framework was developed. The new Framework will reflect this new knowledge and will better serve today’s students."
The reading assessment is given every two years to ~290,000 students at grades 4 and 8, most recently in 2019, and approximately every four years at grade 12. The reading assessment currently in the process of being updated will be implemented in the next round of assessments, following public comments and publication of a White Paper near the end of 2020. Read more about NAEP reading assessments here.