Mackintosh Littleton has been selected to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP or The Nation’s Report Card. The Mackintosh Academy 4th grade class will take this assessment on February 16, 2017. Only 10,000 – 20,000 students nationwide are selected to participate in this assessment.
NAEP represents students across the country. The assessment results are aggregated and released as The Nation’s Report Card, and they assist the president, Congress, and educators in making decisions about how to improve the country’s education system. NAEP results are often featured in news reports on the state of education in the United States.
The actual assessment takes about 120 minutes. During that time, the Mackintosh Academy students will take an assessment in mathematics or reading on tablets. Student scores are anonymous and will not affect student grades or academic records in any way. Instead, they will be combined with the scores of other students to produce results that reflect student capabilities nationwide.
Sharon Muench, Curriculum Coordinator at Mackintosh Academy, comments, “We’re honored to be one of the few local independent schools selected to participate in the NAEP. Our fourth graders are looking forward to demonstrating their knowledge and having their results included in this important assessment.”
Students who are selected to participate in NAEP have an important job to do. NAEP provides a national snapshot of what students have learned. Students will receive a certificate of achievement recognizing their community service by participating in this assessment.