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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

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. 

In 2015, NAEP paper-and-pencil assessments will be administered in mathematics, reading, and science​ at grades 4, 8, and 12. Each student will be assessed in only one subject. Results will be released as The Nation's Report Card at national, state, and district levels for grades 4 and 8. Grade 12 results will be released at the national level only.

NAEP will also begin to transition the mathematics, reading, and science assessments from paper and pencil to technology-based assessments in 2015. A pilot technology-based assessment will be administered on tablets to students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Each student will be assessed in only one subject. Results from the pilot will not be released but will be used to prepare for the full transition to technology-based assessments by the end of the decade. 

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 (1.5 MB), a newsletter for the public school community. The Spring/Summer 2014 edition is now available.

In this issue, read about the NAEP 2013 Grade 12 Mathematics and Reading release. The Nation's Report Card informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary school students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time. Also, read about upcoming NAEP 2015 assessments, the transition to technology-based assessments, the national and international assessment administrations, the enhanced NAEP Questions Tool, and the scoring process.  ​

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 13 June 2014 (AA)
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