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​​​​​​​​​​​​Information for Selected Schools

Does Your School Participate in NAEP?

These short videos, designed for school staff and students, feature real students sharing their thoughts on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and how teachers and students can prepare to participate and excel in the program.

Introducing NAEP to Teachers              Introducing NAEP to Students

School Selection and Participation

The accurate and representative results produced by the NAEP assessments depend upon the enthusiastic participation of selected districts, schools, and classrooms.

NAEP in Your School

In 2016, each student participating in NAEP will be assessed in the arts or will be asked to take a mathematics, reading, or writing pilot assessment administered on tablets with keyboards. Results from the arts assessment will be released as The Nation's Report Card at the national level. Information collected from the pilots will be used to prepare for the full transition to digitally based assessments by the end of the decade. Each student will take NAEP in one format and one subject only.

The NAEP 2016 Program:

  • Grade 4: Mathematics or reading (pilot on tablets)
  • Grade 8: Arts (paper and pencil); mathematics, reading, or writing (pilot on tablets)

Use the following resources to find out more about NAEP:​

Newsletter—Measure Up: NAEP News for the School Community

Stay up-to-speed with NAEP news by reading the latest version of Measure Up: NAEP News for the School Community PDF File (869 KB), a newsletter for the public school community. The Fall 2015 edition is now available.

In this issue, teachers learn of NAEP resources and tools that educators can use. Read about the Mapping State Proficiency Standards onto NAEP Scales release and the upcoming NAEP Arts and digitally based assessments. Learn about the national and international assessments with a spotlight on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 that will be administered Fall 2015.  ​

About NAEP Assessments

The booklets below illustrate how context is provided for the assessment data.

  • Sample Questions Booklets will familiarize students and their parents with the assessment structure, types of subject-area questions asked, and questions about students' education-related experiences. They are provided to all participating schools and parents can see what types of questions NAEP asks in the section for parents (also for Spanish-speaking parents) on this website.
  • To learn more about the information NAEP is required to collect for the purposes of federal educational research, take a look at the questionnaires for principals, teachers, and students.

Learn more about NAEP in general and find links to important features of the NAEP websites on the NAEP Overview page, and check for upcoming and recent NAEP activities.

How Participating Schools Contact NAEP

You can find answers to any additional questions you may have about scheduling, materials, or any other aspects of the assessment in several ways: 

  • Consult your personalized MySchool website on MyNAEP.
  • Call 800-283-6237 (800-283-NAEP) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.

Last updated 29 October 2015 (DS)
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