Answers to Common Questions from the Field
I heard that the NAEP 2017 results were released. How do I get my school or district data?
The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, is designed to measure trends at the state level and to provide a comparable measure across states. NAEP does not produce results for individual students, schools, or districts in Oregon. However, at the state level, the NAEP 2017 results mirrored the trends in the Smarter Balanced ELA and math assessments between 2015 and 2017. You can analyze your school or district Smarter Balanced results knowing that NAEP provides an independent, confirmatory measure. The NAEP 2017 results for Oregon and the nation are available on The Nation’s Report Card website.
Why are many of my staff members missing from the Staff Ethnicity validation?
The Staff Ethnicity validation only includes school administrators, teachers, library/media specialists, and guidance counselors (position codes 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 22, 23) with Employment Status Code ‘00’. All other staff members are excluded from this validation. If you find that staff members who fit these criteria are missing from your validation, contact Beth Blumenstein at (503) 947-5767 or your Regional ESD Partner to have your Staff Position collection re-opened for correction. It’s possible that these staff members were never reported in the collection, were assigned to the wrong institution, were reported with the wrong position code, or were reported with the wrong employment status code. More information about the Staff validations can be found on the Staff Positions Resources page.