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Bert Stoneberg, Ph.D.
K-12 Research Idaho
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1. NAEP Results for Idaho

NAEP 2013 <> Grades 4, 8, 12, and Idaho's Graduating Class of 2013

NAEP 2015 <> Grades 4 and 8

NAEP 2017 <> Grades 4 and 8 [Results may be available in early 2018]

2. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): Most Recent NAEP Snapshot Reports for Idaho

Mathematics: [Grade 4 '15]  [Grade 8 '15] [Grade 12 '13]
Reading: [Grade 4 '15] [Grade 8  '15] [Grade 12 '13]
Science: [Grade 4 '15] [Grade 8 '15]
Writing: [Grade 4] [Grade 8]

3. Understanding NAEP:  Using and Abusing NAEP Results

  1. NAEP Achievement Level Status (HTML)
  2. NAEP Proficient vs. NAEP Proficiency in Subject (PDF)
  3.  The “Link” Between Education Spending and Student Performance: A Twisted Link (PDF)
  4. NAEP Does Not Set “National Goals for Education" (15-007)
  5. NAEP Achievement Levels: Interpret and Use with Caution (NAEP)
  6. NAEP Achievement Level Scores Can Contradict NAEP Scale Scores (PDF)
  7. NAEP Mapping Study 2013: State Proficiency Standards vs. Student Achievement (15-008)

4. Peer-Reviewed & Published Papers [NAEP Related]

Stoneberg, B.D.  (2015). Real cost-benefit analysis is needed in American public education. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 20(15). Available online:

Stoneberg, B.D.  (2015). The relationship between the rigor of a state's proficiency standard and student achievement in the state.
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Stoneberg, B.D.  (2007). Using NAEP to confirm state testing results in the No Child Left Behind Act.  Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 12(5).  Available online:

Stoneberg, B.D. (2005). Please don't use NAEP scores to rank order the 50 states. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 10(9).
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5. Congressionally mandated evaluations of the National Assessment (NAEP)

1999 -   National Research Council. (1999). Grading the Nation's Report Card: Evaluating NAEP and transforming the assessment of educational progress. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Available online at  or original document at

2009 - Buckendahl, C.W., Davis S.L., Plake, B.S., Sireci, S.G., Hambleton, R.K., Zenisky, A.L., and C.S. Wells.  (2009). Evaluation of the National Assessment of Educational Progress: Study Reports.  Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. Available online at

2017 - icon - newNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2017). Evaluation of the achievement levels for mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Available online at

Disclosure:  Bert Stoneberg was NAEP State Coordinator for Idaho from 2002 to 2012.
K-12 Research Idaho is a Personal Public Service Project funded entirely from retirement benefits.

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