The accurate and representative results produced by the NAEP assessments depend upon the enthusiastic participation of selected districts, schools, and classrooms.
NAEP works to ensure that participating in the assessment causes as little disruption as possible for teachers and students. NAEP provides a comprehensive administration system and a full complement of informational material about the assessment and its goals. From January 27 through March 7, 2014, NAEP conducted national assessments in civics, geography, U.S. history, and technology and engineering literacy (TEL) at grade 8. Selected students participated in only one subject. Results will be available at the national level only.
In 2014, the TEL assessment was operational for the first time. See the TEL Factsheet for public schools (261 KB). TEL was conducted at grade 8 on computers provided by NAEP representatives. TEL measures students' capacity to use, understand, and evaluate technology, as well as to understand technological principles and strategies needed to develop solutions and achieve goals. The results will be released at the national level.
See more information and resources for the TEL assessment, including an overview video, tutorial, and framework.
In 2014, NAEP also administered national science pilots at grades 4, 8, and 12 in two formats:
Students took the science pilot in only one format. Results from the pilots will not be released; however, information collected from the pilot will be used to prepare for future NAEP assessments.
HOTs provide students an opportunity to demonstrate how well they are able to plan and conduct scientific investigations, reason through complex problems, and apply their knowledge in real-world contexts. See the complete library of released science HOTs.
Use the following resources to find out more about NAEP:
Stay up-to-speed with NAEP news by reading the latest version of Measure Up (1.3 MB), a newsletter for the public school community. In this issue, read about the recent 2014 assessments, the upcoming scoring process, and when schools will be notified about the 2015 assessments.
The booklets below illustrate how context is provided for the assessment data.
You can find answers to any additional questions you may have about scheduling, materials, or any other aspects of the assessment in several ways: