Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Edward Silver appointed to two expert panels by the National Assessment Governing Board


The National Assessment Governing Board has appointed Edward Silver, Senior Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, to two expert panels. Silver will contribute to updating the 2025 NAEP Mathematics Assessment Framework as a member of the project’s Visioning and Development Panels.

The role of the Visioning Panel is to formulate guidelines for developing a recommended framework, based on the state of the field. Fifteen members of the Visioning Panel, including Silver, will also constitute the Framework Development Panel. The Development Panel is charged with developing the drafts of the framework documents and engaging in the detailed deliberations to determine how to reflect the Visioning Panel guidelines in an updated framework.

The National Assessment Governing Board contracted WestEd to assist the Board in updating its mathematics framework for The Nation’s Report Card—also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). At grades 4 and 8, the NAEP Mathematics Assessment provides results for the nation, states, and 27 large districts that volunteer to participate in the Trial Urban District Assessment. Each NAEP Assessment is guided by a framework that defines the knowledge and skills to be tested at each grade, the format of the assessment, and the definition of NAEP achievement levels, which represent what students should know and be able to do.

Updates to the NAEP Mathematics Framework will be complete in Fall 2019, when the NAEP results in math and reading for the nation, states, and urban districts are expected to be released. Updated frameworks from these projects will be reflected by the 2025 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Report Cards, which allows time for assessment development, including a pilot administration in 2023.

Edward A. Silver is William A. Brownell Collegiate Professor, School of Education; Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

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