- A national assessment that allows educational achievement to be compared across states;
- An assessment that identifies the percentages of students in the nation who meet standards for Advance, Proficient, or Basic performance in a variety of subjects;
- A yardstick that state educators, legislators, and governors can use to gauge the effectiveness of state educational policies;
- A measurement tool that members of Congress and the President can use to review student progress during the past 35 years; and
- A source of information that allows parents to assess the academic performance of students in their state and the nation as a whole.
By participating in NAEP, students are doing their part to help improve education in our country, our state, and our schools!
NAEP provides results regarding subject-matter achievement, instructional experiences, and school environment for populations of students (e.g., fourth-graders) and groups within those populations (e.g., female students, Hispanic students). NAEP results are based on a sample of student populations of interest.
Selecting Schools For Participation
MyNAEP Training – September 26-27, 2016
Information for 2017 NAEP Participating Schools:
- NSLP Memo
- Information for Selected Schools
- An Overview of NAEP (PDF)(225 KB)
- An Introduction to NAEP (PDF)(1.5 MB)
- Facts for Districts (PDF)
- Facts For Principals – NAEP 2017 Math and Reading (PDF)
- Facts For Principals – NAEP 2017 Writing and Pilots (PDF)
- Facts For Principals – Writing Comparability Study (PDF)
- NAEP Sample Questions
The NAEP Questions Tool provides easy access to NAEP questions, student responses, and scoring guides that are released to the public. Both national and state data, where appropriate, are presented. The purpose of the tool is to provide teachers, researchers, and educators greater access to NAEP assessment exercises.
- At no time is there any connection to the school’s Internet, networks, or computers.
- The student and supervisor applications run entirely within a local internet browser on touch-enabled devices, such as tablets, provided by NAEP.
- Students use tablets to complete the NAEP assessment in the student application while NAEP representatives use the supervisor application to monitor the assessments.
- During an assessment, the student and NAEP representative tablets will communicate with the NAEP laptop server through a NAEP wireless router.
- The wireless routers are industry standard Wi-Fi devices (802.11), and there is no interference with school equipment.