If your school is participating in NAEP, the following sections will provide helpful information.
These short videos, designed for school staff and students, feature real students sharing their thoughts on the National Assessment of Educational Progress and how teachers and students can prepare to participate and excel in the program.
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. On January 28 through March 8, 2013, NAEP is conducting assessments in mathematics and reading at grades 4, 8, and 12. Nationally, approximately 350,000 students will be assessed in fourth-grade, 360,000 in eighth-grade, and 110,000 in twelfth grade. Students will spend approximately 90 minutes completing the assessment. Explore this NAEP In Your School fact sheet to find out how NAEP mathematics and reading will work in your school (239 KB).
At grade 8, there will be a pilot of the technology and engineering literacy (TEL) assessment. For the TEL pilot, nationally approximately 15,000 students at grade 8 will be assessed. Thirty students at each school will be selected to participate. The pilot assessment will be administered in two sequential sessions of 15 students each. Students will spend approximately 120 minutes the completing the assessment. Click here for more information and resources for the TEL assessment, including an overview video, tutorial, and framework. Download this Download this NAEP In Your School fact sheet to learn more about the Grade 8 TEL Pilot (228 KB).
There will also be a few special studies involving small numbers of schools.
Use the following resources to find out more about NAEP:
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: