We would like to announce that Silver Creek and Henning Elementary Schools have been selected to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP. You may have heard of NAEP. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessment because it provides a common measure of student achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation's Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.
The actual assessment takes about 90 to 120 minutes. During that time, students will take an assessment in mathematics or reading on tablets or in paper booklets. All students will be asked questions about their educational experiences that may be related to performance, such as homework and reading habits. Please visit http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/booklets.asp to review sample questions. There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do their best.
Not every student will be asked to take part in the assessment. Student scores are anonymous and will not affect student grades or academic records in any way. Instead, they will be combined with the scores of other students to produce results that reflect student capabilities nationwide. Please take time to review either the NAEP brochure or video that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child.
If you would like to see questions or results from past NAEP assessments and learn more about NAEP and why it is important for students, check out NAEP on Twitter and Facebook, or visit the parents webpage at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/parents/.