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Important Announcement

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 Results Are Now Available

The TIMSS 2011 is an international comparative study of student achievement. TIMSS assesses the mathematics and science knowledge and skills of 4th- and 8th-graders and is designed to align broadly with mathematics and science curricula in the participating countries and education systems. In 2011, the study was administered to students in grade eight in 56 countries and other education systems. Colorado was one of eight states selected to participate for international comparison in the grade eight 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) testing that was paid for by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) under the U.S. Department of Education. See here for findings:

To view the full TIMSS 2011 report please visit


Pam A. Sandoval
NAEP State Coordinator
Administration and Management

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*Colorado 2011 Science Results*

Colorado 2011 Results

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The National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a.k.a. “the Nation’s Report Card,” is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in different subject areas.  Its two major goals are to measure student achievement and to report change in performance over time.  NAEP provides results for the nation as a whole and for the states separately.  Performance is reported by groups of students, e.g. by total, by gender, by racial and ethnic groups, and by participation in special programs such as those servicing students with special needs and limited English proficiency.  Each of these assessments/studies is based on a representative sample of the student population of the state and the nation and none are designed to produce individual district, school or student data .  

Beginning in 2003, participation in NAEP is linked to Title I funding by the federal "No Child Left Behind" Act (see link below for legislative language). Within Colorado, NAEP will select a sample of schools to participate as described below. Colorado and its schools selected for NAEP must participate in 4th and 8th grade assessments in reading and mathematics to receive state and district Title I funding.