The NAEP 2010 civics assessment was conducted nationally at grades 4, 8, and 12. Approximately 7,100 grade 4 students in 540 schools; 9,600 grade 8 students in 470 schools; and 9,900 grade 12 students in 460 schools were assessed.
The NAEP program does not, and is not designed to, report on the performance of individual students. Instead groups of the student population from representative national samples are assessed. For example, NAEP reports results for male and female students, Black and White students, and students in different regions of the country. Samples are selected using a complex sampling design.
See additional information about the percentages of students with disabilities and English language learners identified, excluded, and assessed at the national level.
See the types of accommodations permitted for students with disabilities and English language learners.