The first NAEP economics assessment was administered in 2006 to students throughout the nation in grade 12. More than 11,000 students in approximately 600 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 students 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 at the national and state levels.