A Pragmatic Future for NAEP: Containing Costs and Updating Technologies

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) program — which produces the “Nation’s Report Card” and other critical education data — should make changes to understand and reduce its costs and open the door to innovation, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
“NAEP has not kept pace with the more streamlined approaches being pursued by other testing programs, and as a result is facing serious cost-containment issues,” said Karen Mitchell, retired senior director of the Medical College Admission Test at the Association of American Medical Colleges, and chair of the committee that wrote the report. “The changes we recommend in our report can bolster the future success of this valuable and respected program.”

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