The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has been measuring the knowledge and skills of grade 12 students in reading and mathematics since 1992. Only national results, however, were reported for these assessments. In 2009, NAEP conducted a pilot assessment for high school seniors for which state-level results could be reported. Eleven (11) states, including Idaho, participated in the pilot.
State Snapshot Reports for Idaho: Grade 12 [ Reading / Mathematics ] |
Reading State Report for Idaho: Grade 12 [ Report / Appendix ] |
Mathematics State Report for Idaho: Grade 12 [ Report / Appendix ] |
The Nation's Report Card: Grade 12 [ Full Report / Highlights ] |
Idaho Profiles from the Nation's Report Card: Grade 12 [ Reading / Mathematics ] |
NAEP Reading 2009 [ Framework / Test Item Specifications ] |
NAEP Mathematics 2009 [ Framework / Test Item Specifications ] |
State Department of Education News Release (18-Nov-10) |
National Assessment Governing Board News Release - Superintendent Luna (18-Nov-10) |
News Stories about Idaho Grade 12 Results |
Reading, Grade 12
Mathematics, Grade 12
Student performing "at or above NAEP Basic" are meeting or exceeding grade-level expectations.
Reading, Grade 12
Mathematics, Grade 12
READING 2009, GRADE 12 | Idaho | Nation | |
Total / Composite | 290* | 287 | p < .05 |
Literary Text | 286* | 279 | p < .05 |
Informational Text | 292 | 290 | N.S. |
MATHEMATICS 2009, GRADE 12 | Idaho | Nation | |
Total / Composite | 153 | 152 | N.S. |
Algebra and Functions | 152 | 154 | N.S. |
Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability | 154 | 152 | N.S. |
Geometry and Measurement | 154 | 152 | N.S. |
Number Properties and Operations | 150 | 150 | N.S. |
Note: The averge scale scores across subjects or strands shown above should not be compared. The 154 in Data Analysis, for example, may or may not have the same meaning as the 154 in Geometry. Each strand is reported on a separate scale. |
Using national percentile ranks for NAEP results, the overall performance of Idaho's high school seniors can be generally compared across subjects and/or strands within subjects. A national percentile rank indicates the percentage of students in public schools across the nation that scored at or below Idaho's average student/score. In the chart below, for example, a percentile rank of 53 (or 53rd percentile) means that 53 percent of the nation's public school seniors scored at or below Idaho's average score.
Student Demographic Groups, Grade 12: Idaho vs. Nation [ Reading / Mathematics ] |
Achievement Level Results, Grades 4, 8 and 12: Idaho vs. Nation [ Reading / Mathematics ] |
Idaho National Percentile Ranks, Grades 4, 8 and 12 [ Reading and Mathematics ] |
Idaho vs. Other Pilot States, Grade 8-2005 and Grade 12-2009 [ Reading / Mathematics ] |
Students Meeting Grade-Level Expectations by Location, Grade 12 [ Reading / Mathematics ] |
Idaho National Percentile Ranks by Location, Grade 12 [ Reading / Mathematics ] |
Student Educational Goals and "Next Year" Plans, Grade 12 [ Reading and Mathematics ] |
Highest Mathematics Course Taken, Grade 12 [ Mathematics ] |
Simpson's Paradox in Idaho, Grade 12 [ Reading / Mathematics ] |
Plus: ThreeTest Items released from Grade 12 Pilot [ Mathematics ] |
Information from the student NAEP questionnaires provides a context for understanding and interpreting results from the State Grade 12 Pilot. The high school seniors were asked, "How much education do you think you will compete?" They selected from six choices: I will not finish high school; I will graduate from high school; I will have some education after high school; I will graduate from college; I will go to graduate school; and I don't know.
The American College Testing Program reported that 10,228 seniors in Idaho's from the Class of 2009 (about 58 percent of the seniors) took the ACT. The College Board reported that 3,165 of Idaho's graduating seniors (about 18 percent) took the SAT. The sum of the percentages of students who took the two college placement tests is less than 76 percent because some students took both ACT and SAT.