Our client wanted to learn more about student motivation on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
National Assessment Governing Board
What We Did
AnLar conducted a systematic review of what the field knows about how engagement and/or test administration may affect students’ performance on the NAEP. The end result was a critical review and synthesis of research. Our findings indicated that motivation matters: students with higher motivation score higher. But not all students are motivated. Younger students (i.e., fourth graders) reported trying harder on NAEP than did older students. Younger students were also more likely to report confidence in their academic abilities and to place value on NAEP and the subjects it tests.
- Systematic review of extant literature
- Advanced quantitative methods
- Data-informed recommendations for a national organization
- Publication design and layout
- Section 508 compliance and accessibility
- Presentation of key findings at national meeting
Research and Policy Analysis