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​​​​​​​​​​​Information for Parents

These pages answ​er questions commonly asked by parents of students who have been selected to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). If you do not find the answers to your questions, or the information you need to help you fully understand our assessment, please contact us or e-mail Sherran Osborne in the U.S. Department of Education at Para Español

Parents' Frequently Asked Questions

What Questions Does NAEP Ask?

See the types of questions your child will be asked by exploring the NAEP Sample Questions Booklets archive​.​

​For a quick introduction to the NAEP questions, see how well you can do compared to the nation's students—choose a subject and Test Yourself!

Explore Results

View the latest assessment information and results for mathematics, reading, science, writing, arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history.See how your state has performed on NAEP assessments over the past decade by viewing our State Profiles.Explore NAEP data in more detail by using the Data Explorer.

More Information

Read a letter from NAEP with more information for parents and guardians of students selected for the assessments. Discover more about the NAEP program and learn what participation in the NAEP assessment will mean for you and your child with the brochures An Overview of NAEP PDF File (1.5 MB)​, What Every Parent Should Know About NAEP​ PDF File (800 KB) and An Introduction to NAEP ​​PDF File (1.5 MB).Watch a 5-minute video describing the importance of NAEP to students who will be taking it and take a "virtual video tour" that brings the NAEP parent brochure to life!See the results of the first-ever technology and engineering literacy (TEL) assessment!

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Last updated 08 June 2016 (DS)