Monday, May 20, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
NAEP Shows Multi-Year Decline in DoE Math Scores
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 2242 Views

Hawaii’s 8th grade progress in reading stands out in 2017 “Nation’s Report Card”

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has released its 2017 results in “The Nation’s Report Card.” Hawaii is one of only ten states to show an increase in grade 8 reading scores in 2017, with an increase of four scaled score points.

News Release from Hawaii DoE, 09-Apr-2018

HONOLULU – The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has released its 2017 results in "The Nation's Report Card."  Hawaii is one of only ten states to show an increase in grade 8 reading scores in 2017, with an increase of four scaled score points. State reading scaled scores in grade 4 (+1) and mathematics scaled scores in grade 4 (no change) and grade 8 (-2) showed no significant change since 2015 test scores.  

"The uptick we're seeing in reading scores among our eighth graders is encouraging.  The percentage of students ranked 'at or above proficient' in reading shows continued improvement over time," said Superintendent Christina Kishimoto.  "Being one of only ten states to show solid progress in eighth grade reading in 2017, our students' improvements over the last twelve years continues to be some of the highest in the nation and reflects the hard work of our students and teachers."

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is taking a close look at the 2017 results, alongside other student data. The NAEP assessment was originally designed to provide a common measure of student performance across the country at a time when there was no consistency among state academic standards or common measures to compare states. This includes college and career readiness standards adopted by states, including Hawaii, in the last decade.

Superintendent Kishimoto added, "Our commitment to equitable access to quality education for all students continues to drive our focus on excellence in the Hawaii Public School System."

NAEP results are reported in four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient and Advanced.  The proportion of grade 8 students who were Proficient in reading increased in 2017, with no significant changes in grade 4 reading and grades 4 and 8 math.  From 2013 to 2015, Hawaii followed a national drop in test results.  Hawaii's percentage of students scoring Proficient in reading and math has increased steadily over the last decade.  Hawaii's students' average scores have also increased significantly over time.

Percent of Students "Proficient" on NAEP, Hawaii results since 2005:

  2017 2015 2013 2011 2009 2007 2005
Math, Grade 4 38 38 46 40 37 33 27
Math, Grade 8 27 30 32 30 25 21 18
Reading, Grade 4 32 29 30 27 26 26 23
Reading, Grade 8 30 26 28 26 22 20 18

 

"We are very proud of the progress in our reading scores. We also need to strengthen our math performance and close the gap with national scores," said Assistant Superintendent Rodney Luke, Office of Strategy, Innovation, and Performance.  "Math scores are often correlated to college and career readiness and we want our younger students to continue the momentum of our Advanced Placement and dual credit programs when they reach high school.  Improving reading and math scores will demand strategic planning, thinking and action and we know our students will be up to the task."

NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematicsreadingsciencewritingthe artscivicseconomicsgeographyU.S. history, and in Technology and Engineering Literacy.  In 2017, NAEP began administering digitally based assessments (DBA) for mathematics, reading and writing.

Since NAEP assessments are administered uniformly using the same sets of tests across the nation, NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states and selected urban districts.  The assessment stays essentially the same from year to year, with only carefully documented changes.  This permits NAEP to provide a clear picture of student academic progress over time.

2,300 grade 4 students and 2,200 grade 8 students represented Hawaii in the 2017 NAEP math exam, along with 2,300 grade 4 students and 2,200 grade 8 students in the reading exam. 

NAEP reports are located at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/.

---30---

SA: Hawaii students’ reading scores improve as nation’s stagnate

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii