Sam’s Valley Elementary has been selected to participate in the NAEP assessments this school year. On March 3, 2017, all of our 4th graders will be completing either a math or reading assessment. More information about the NAEP assessment is being sent home with 4th grade students on Thursday, January 12, 2017. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school at 541-494-6870.
What is NAEP? Why is it important to take it?
NAEP produces the Nation’s Report Card and is considered the gold standard for large-scale assessment. It is the largest nationally representative assessment of what American students know and can do in key subjects, which allows for Oregonians to see how our students are performing compared to their peers in other states. NAEP assessments began in 1969 and are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. They are conducted periodically in reading, math, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and other subjects. The results, especially on the math and reading assessments that are given every two years, are widely reported, and they are an integral part of our nation’s evaluation of the condition and progress of education. NAEP is a big picture test. It gives us a good sense of the direction the nation is moving and provides critical long-term trending data.