More than 50 seniors from Weston High School have been chosen to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP, on Feb. 20. All students who were randomly selected by the state of Connecticut to take this assessment were notified by mail at the beginning of this month.
NAEP is not just another test. It is different from state assessments, the SAT, and ACT because it represents all high school students across the country, not just those who plan to go on to college.
It provides a state and national snapshot of what students have learned in school.
The assessment results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which helps the president, Congress, and all educators make decisions about how to improve the country’s education system. NAEP is what the general public will hear about on the news when reporters discuss what high school students are learning.