Video: A Reporter’s Guide to ‘The Nation’s Report Card’

The webinar recording will help reporters gain practical tips to better understand and cover NAEP data. 

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About the Webinar

The Education Writers Association provided a reporter-focused webinar to help journalists learn how to better cover “The Nation’s Report Card.” The results will be released on Oct. 24 from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

In the webinar recording, gain practical tips to better understand NAEP, and learn how to examine fourth- and eighth-grade math and reading scores with nuance and context. Additionally, receive guidance from experts.

Speakers explained the fundamentals of NAEP; its uses and misuses; and offered ideas on how to tell more stories with the data. They also offered guidance on second-day stories, such as unpacking subgroup results by race, ethnicity, gender, English-language learners, and other categories.

Additionally, NAEP survey questions were explained in the webinar. For example, students were asked about their access to a computer and if they had a quiet place to learn.

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