This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from US statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from US statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other US-specific metadata information.
|Actual indicator available
|Percentage of 4th and 8th grade students at or above "Basic" proficiency in reading and mathematics National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments
|Actual indicator available - description
|Percentage of public and private 4th and 8th grade students at or above "Basic" proficiency in reading and mathematics National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments. Variable name Label read4_total Reading grade 4, total read4_male Reading, grade 4, male read4_female Reading, grade 4, female read8_total Reading grade 8, total read8_male Reading, grade 8, male read8_female Reading, grade 8, female math4_total Mathematics grade 4, total math4_male Mathematics, grade 4, male math4_female Mathematics, grade 4, female math8_total Mathematics grade 8, total math8_male Mathematics, grade 8, male math8_female Mathematics, grade 8, female
|Date of national source publication
|Method of computation
|Scheduled update by national source
|U.S. method of computation
|The main NAEP reports current information for the nation and specific geographic regions of the country. The assessment program includes students drawn from a sample from both public and private schools and reports results for student achievement at grades 4, 8, and 12. The main NAEP assessments follow the frameworks developed by the National Assessment Governing Board and use the latest advances in assessment methodology. Because the assessment items reflect curricula associated with specific grade levels, the main NAEP uses samples of students at those grade levels.
|Comments and limitations
|Includes students tested with accommodations (1 to 12 percent of all students, depending on grade level and year); excludes only those students with disabilities and English language learners who were unable to be tested even with accommodations (2 to 6 percent of all students).
|Date metadata updated
|Unit of measurement
|International and national references
|2000 to 2015 data provided; prior years are available
|Scheduled update by SDG team