Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and other large scale tests are often reported as rank ordered lists showing mean values for each of the 50 states. Using data from the 2003 State NAEP Assessment, this paper examines the standard errors associated with State NAEP scores and explains why the use of rank order statistics is inappropriate. An alternate approach anchored to a given state is offered. Accessed 24,072 times on https://pareonline.net from August 22, 2005 to December 31, 2019. For downloads from January 1, 2020 forward, please click on the PlumX Metrics link to the right.
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Stoneberg, Bert D.
"Please Don’t Use NAEP Scores to Rank Order the 50 States,"
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation: Vol. 10
, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol10/iss1/9