National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2011 Results

Read up a little on finding of the latest NAEP.  Here some data on teacher degrees and test results.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a continuing and nationally representative measure of trends in academic achievement of U.S. elementary and secondary students in various subjects. For nearly four decades, NAEP assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and other subjects. By collecting and reporting information on student performance at the national, state, and local levels, NAEP is an integral part of our nation’s evaluation of the condition and progress of education.  (from http://www.nagb.org/publications/frameworks/math-2011-framework.pdf)

Dig deeper into the Mathematics results

To investigate the relationship between students’ achievement and various contextual factors, NAEP collects information from teachers about their background, education, and training. One of the questions on the teacher questionnaires for grade 4 and grade 8 asked them to indicate the highest degree that they held. Explore this contextual factor by navigating through the slides below for the nation, states, and the districts participating in the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA).

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image One way to interpret is that impacts to scores due to Master’s degrees have been virtually flat for 6 years, while teachers with Bachelor’s degrees seem to be improving their scores.
image You need a Master’s to teach 4th grade anymore.
image You need a Master’s degree to teach 8th grade anymore.
image Washington has a high percentage of 4th Grade teachers with Master’s degrees.
image Washington has a high percentage of teachers in 8th grade with Master’s degree.
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