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Research With NAEP Data

The National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) administers a broad range of items to assess student performance in various subject areas. In addition, NAEP collects information on background variables from students, teachers, and schools that provides context for student performance.

There are numerous opportunities for secondary data analysis because of NAEP's large scale, the regularity of its administration, and its stringent quality control processes for data collection and analysis. NAEP data are used by researchers and educators who have diverse interests and varying levels of analytical experience.

Answers to the following frequently asked questions will help you get started in using NAEP data for your research:

There have also been several high school transcript studies linked to NAEP twelfth-grade data and other ongoing special studies that may be of interest.

Last updated 06 August 2009 (EP)

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