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Last modified: Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Media advisory: School of Education faculty member available to analyze new NAEP data

Nov. 17, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- On Thursday morning (Nov. 18), the U.S. Department of Education will release 2009 national mathematics and reading assessment results for the grade-12 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) exam -- the test often called "The Nation's Report Card."

These new results are from the "Main" NAEP test, which measures student performance in mathematics and reading every two years. The Nation's Report Card in mathematics and reading for Grade 12 will be released at 10 a.m. at

Peter Kloosterman

Peter Kloosterman

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Peter Kloosterman, Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education and professor of mathematics education at Indiana University Bloomington, will be available to provide analysis and context for the latest NAEP mathematics results.

Kloosterman just has begun heading up a project to analyze NAEP data, the second consecutive National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project to examine NAEP data. The $1.3 million grant is for a three-year study analyzing past and present student performance in mathematics and is titled "What Mathematics Do Students Know? Implications from NAEP for Curriculum and Policy."

The new study continues Kloosterman's NAEP analysis from a previous NSF-funded project. In 2002 the NSF also granted $1.3 million to interpret NAEP results for teachers and school administrators and use the information to create materials to improve classroom teaching and teacher professional development.

On Thursday Kloosterman will be available to respond to questions about how to interpret the latest NAEP results. Contact Chuck Carney at the IU School of Education at 812-856-8027 or to set up an interview or for more information.