Frequently Asked Questions

Knowledge and skill proficiency indicates a student has demonstrated mastery of the subject matter, including subject matter knowledge, application of such knowledge to real-world situations, and associated analytical skills.

All of these gaps are based on the percentage of students who scored at the “proficiency” level on the respected National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). 

NAEP, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, is considered the gold standard for measuring student proficiency. 

It is administered every other year by the federal government to a representative sample of students in each state to measure student performance in reading and math.

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