Massachusetts Tops NAEP for the Fifth Consecutive Time:
On Thursday, Governor Patrick announced that for the fifth consecutive time, Massachusetts 4th
and 8th graders scored first or tied for first place on all four National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exams. According to the 2013 NAEP results, Massachusetts ranked first alone among states in 8th grade mathematics, and tied for first in 4th grade reading, 4th grade mathematics, and 8th grade reading.
This year marks the fifth straight administration (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013) in which Massachusetts students have scored first or tied for first place on all four NAEP tests.
All the credit for this outstanding accomplishment goes to our educators and students for their hard work and continuous improvement. While our performance since two years ago held steady on three of the four NAEP tests, the average reading score for Massachusetts 4th
graders declined by five points since 2011. For more info on the 2013 NAEP results, go to http://www.doe.mass.edu/news/news.aspx?id=7846.