NAEP field staff go into schools across the nation to administer assessment exercises to students who are part of the NAEP sample. Teachers and principals are asked to complete questionnaires to provide context for student results. The NAEP field staff is responsible for conducting assessments and an extensive quality-assurance program.
NAEP field staff, who are responsible for all assessment day activities, are trained to collect and safeguard NAEP assessment data to guarantee its accuracy and integrity as well as to provide support to and reduce the burden for participating schools throughout the assessment process. The NAEP field staff receives extensive training in administering NAEP assessments. Such training includes (but is not necessarily limited to) learning about procedures to do the following tasks:
NAEP field staff sign and observe The NAEP Code of Ethics (35 KB). This Code defines the principles that are the foundation for fair and accurate test administration and data collection.
NAEP School Coordinators
Individual schools participating in NAEP designate an in-school staff member to be the school coordinator. The school coordinator collaborates on assessment activities with NAEP professional field staff. School coordinators achieve the following tasks with the help of the field staff and the NAEP State Coordinator:
If you need additional information about NAEP administration from the administration manuals, please send a description of the type of information needed (including the year and the assessment) using the form for ordering NAEP publications.