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MEDIA ADVISORY

October 19, 2005

Jennifer Fennell
(850) 245-0413

2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress Results to be Announced
Florida Department of Education to hold media briefing following announcement

The 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will be released today at a 10:00 a.m. press conference. Interested media may view a live webcast of the press conference at www.nationsreportcard.gov. Following the national release of NAEP, the Department of Education will hold a conference call for the media.

Known as the "nation's report card," the NAEP is a congressionally mandated project overseen by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to continuously monitor the knowledge, skills and performance of the nation's children and youth.

The conference call will be held from:
1:30-2:30 p.m.

The call-in number is:
850-921-6623

There will be 60 lines available.