Study of the Alignment of the 2015 NAEP Mathematics Items at Grades 4 and 8 to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics
This study is the second in a planned series of comparisons between the content of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics assessment and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics. It compares items in the 2015 NAEP item pool and the CCSS. The study is framed around two complementary questions:
To what extent does the NAEP item pool include content that is targeted by the CCSS for instruction at or below the grade level tested by NAEP?
To what extent do the CCSS target for instruction, at or below the grade level tested by NAEP, content that is assessed by NAEP?
Study authors assembled a panel of 18 mathematicians, classroom teachers (or recent classroom teachers), mathematics supervisors, and other mathematics educators to classify all of the items and address these questions.