The results of the NAEP reading assessment present a broad view of what our nation's students know and can do in reading. The assessment is designed to measure students' reading comprehension by asking them to read selected grade-appropriate materials and answer questions based on what they have read. Every two years, students at grades 4, 8, and 12 are assessed in reading. Results of the 2015 assessment will be released in late 2015. Links to the 2013 results are below. Find out more about the assessment and its framework. Learn more...
See results from the 2012 NAEP long-term trend assessment in reading.
The long-term trend assessment uses different instruments and student samples from those used in the main assessment in reading. It is not possible to compare the results of the two assessments.
Explore sample questions from the assessment and see how they were scored.
Find out what students should know and be able to do by viewing descriptions of the NAEP reading achievement levels.