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NAEP Restricted-Use Data Files

Use the links below to find information on NAEP data for secondary analysis.

available_datasetsavailable_datasetsAvailable datasets, with variables in each, in Excel and CSV files

Researchers may need to know which variables are available across several years of data. For each of the restricted-use datasets in the table below, there is a Microsoft Excel workbook and a set of files with comma-separated values (CSV) listing the subject, NAEP ID, variable label, and grade (or age, if long-term trend). The Excel files (no larger than 300K) and CSV files (no larger than 188K) can be downloaded to facilitate locating the variables of interest.

Please note that variable labels in the datasets below match those in the codebook accompanying the restricted-use datasets for which licensed organizations can apply. The variable names won't always agree with those in the NAEP Data Explorer (NDE), because the NDE is intended for a more general audience; however, the NAEP IDs for the variables are the same as in the NDE. NAEP IDs are usually 6-digits preceded by a letter, or else a name ​given to a derived variable, such as SLUNCH3 or PARED. For a quick analysis involving particular variables, search for the NAEP IDs in the NDE.

To learn more about NAEP analyses, order a copy of The NAEP Primer.

In order to analyze the data below, be sure to request the latest version of the NAEP Data Toolkit (version 1.7 or higher).

1990–2011 NAEP Restricted-Use Data on CD-ROM: Catalog Entries and Data Variables Documents (See HSTS Data Below)

Assessment Year NAEP Subject and 
NCES Publication Number
 
Data Variables
(Microsoft Excel Files)
Data Variables 
(CSV Files)
2011

Mathematics (National and State, Grades 4 and 8) (2014473)

Reading (National and State, Grades 4 and 8) (2014474)

2011_Math_Reading_Variables.xls​

2011_M_R_School_Variables.csv
2011_M_R_SDELL_Variables.csv
2011_M_R_Student_Variables.csv
2011_M_R_Teacher_Variables.csv

Science (National, Grade 8) (2014475)

Writing​​ (National, Grade 8) (2014476)

2011_Science_Writing_Variables.xls

2011_S_W_School_Variables.csv
2011_S_W_SDELL_Variables.csv
2011_S_W_Student_Variables.csv
2011_S_W_Teacher_Variables.csv

​National Indian Education Study (NIES) (2014477​) 2011_NIES_Variables.xls​ 2011_NIES_School_Variables.csv
2011_NIES_SDELL_Variables.csv
2011_NIES_Student_Variables.csv
2011_NIES_Teacher_Variables.csv

​Meaning Vocabulary from 2009 and 2011 Reading Assessments (2014478)

2009_2011_MVocab_Variables.xls 2009_2011_MVocab_Student_Variables.csv
2010 

Civics, U.S. History, and Geography (National, Grades 4, 8, and 12) (2012472)

2010_Variables.xls

2010_School_Variables.csv
2010_SDELL_Variables.csv
2010_Student_Variables.csv
2010_Teacher_Variables.csv

2009 

Mathematics (National and State, Grades 4 and 8) (2011478)

Reading (National and State, Grades 4 and 8) (2011474)

Science (National and State, Grades 4, 8, and 12)   (2011492rev)

Mathematics and Reading(National Grade 12) (2011491)

2009_Variables.xls  

2009_M_R_S_Variables_School.csv
2009_M_R_S_Variables_SDELL.csv
2009_M_R_S_Variables_Student.csv
2009_M_R_S_Variables_Teacher.csv


National Indian Education Study (NIES) Parts I and II (2011486)

 

2009_NIES_Part_I_Variables.xls

 

 
2009_NIES_Part_II_Variables.xls 

2009_NIES_Part_I_School_Variables.csv
2009_NIES_Part_I_SDELL_Variables.csv
2009_NIES_Part_I_Student_Variables.csv
2009_NIES_Part_I_Teacher_Variables.csv

2009_NIES_Part_II_School_Variables.csv
2009_NIES_Part_II_Student_Variables.csv
2009_NIES_Part_II_Teacher_Variables.csv 
 
 

2008  Arts (National Grade 8) (2011469  2008_Variables.xls 

 

2008_Arts_School_Variables.csv
2008_Arts_SDELL_Variables.csv
2008_Arts_Student_Variables.csv 
 
Mathematics Long-Term Trend, Student Age 9 (2012462)  1978_2008_LTT_Math_Age_9_Variables.xlsltt_fntopfootnote1 LTT_Math_Age_9_School_Variables.csv
LTT_Math_Age_9_SDELL_Variables.csv
LTT_Math_Age_9_Student_Variables.csv 
 
Mathematics Long-Term Trend, Student Age 13 (2012462) 1978_2008_LTT_Math_Age_13_Variables.xls1  LTT_Math_Age_13_School_Variables.csv
1978_2008_LTT_Math_Age_13_SDELL.csv​
LTT_Math_Age_13_Student_Variables.csv
 
Mathematics Long-Term Trend, Student Age 17 (2012462) 1978_2008_LTT_Math_Age_17_Variables.xls1 LTT_Math_Age_17_School_Variables.csv
LTT_Math_Age_17_SDELL_Variables.csv
LTT_Math_Age_17_Student_Variables.csv 
 
Reading Long-Term Trend, Student Age 9 (2012463) 1971_2008_LTT_Reading_Age_9_Variables.xls1  LTT_Reading_Age_9_School_Variables.csv
LTT_Reading_Age_9_SDELL_Variables.csv
LTT_Reading_Age_9_Student_Variables.csv  
 
Reading Long-Term Trend, Student Age 13 (2012463) 1971_2008_LTT_Reading_Age_13_Variables.xls1  LTT_Reading_Age_13_School_Variables.csv
LTT_Reading_Age_13_SDELL_Variables.csv
LTT_Reading_Age_13_Student_Variables.csv  
 
Reading Long-Term Trend, Student Age 17 (2012463) 1971_2008_LTT_Reading_Age_17_Variables.xls1  LTT_Reading_Age_17_School_Variables.csv
LTT_Reading_Age_17_SDELL_Variables.csv
LTT_Reading_Age_17_Student_Variables.csv  
 
2007 

Mathematics (National and State Grade 4) (2008491) 

Mathematics (National and State Grade 8) (2008492)

Reading (National and State Grade 4) (2008493)

Reading (National and State Grade 8) (2008494)

2007_Math and Reading Variables.xls 2007_Variables_School.csv
2007_Variables_SDELL.csv
2007_Variables_Student.csv
2007_Variables_Teacher.csv
NAEP Writing (National and State Grade 8, National Grade 12) (2009478) 2007_Writing Variables.xls 2007_Variables_Writing_School.csv
2007_Variables_Writing_SDELL.csv
2007_Variables_Writing_Student.csv
2007_Variables_Writing_Teacher.csv
National Indian Education Study (NIES) Part I (2009489)  2007_NIES_Part_I_Variables.xls 2007_NIES_Part_I_Variables_School.csv
2007_NIES_Part_I_Variables_SDELL.csv
2007_NIES_Part_I_Variables_Student.csv
2007_NIES_Part_I_Variables_Teacher.csv
National Indian Education Study (NIES) Part II (2009489)  2007_NIES_Part_II_Variables.xls 2007_NIES_Part_II_Variables_School.csv
2007_NIES_Part_II_Variables_Student.csv
2007_NIES_Part_II_Variables_Teacher.csv
Mathematics in Puerto Rico in 2007, 2005, and 2003 (2011476)  2007-2003_PR_Math_Variables.xls

2007-2003 PR Math Variables_School.csv
2007-2003 PR Math Variables_SDELL.csv
2007-2003 PR Math Variables_Student.csv 
2007-2003 PR MathVariables_Teacher.csv

2006  Civics, U.S. History (National Grades 4, 8, 12) and Economics (National Grade 12) (2008472) 

2006_Civics_History_Econ_Variables.xls

2006_Variables_School.csv
2006_Variables_SDELL.csv
2006_Variables_Student.csv
2006_Variables_Teacher.csv
2005 

Mathematics, Reading, and Science (National Grade 12) (2007484)

Mathematics (National and State Grade 4) (2007485)

Mathematics (National and State Grade 8) (2007486)

Reading (National and State Grade 4) (2007487)

Reading (2005 National and State Grade 8) (2007488)

Science (2005 National and State Grade 4) (2007489)

Science (National and State Grade 8) (2007490)

2005_Mathematics_Reading_Science_Variables.xls 2005_Variables_School.csv
2005_Variables_SDLEP.csv
2005_Variables_Student.csv
2005_Variables_Teacher.csv
National Indian Education Study (NIES) Part I (2007491)  2005_NIES_Part_I_Variables.xls 2005_NIES_Part_I_Variables_School.csv
2005_NIES_Part_I_Variables_SDLEP.csv
2005_NIES_Part_I_Variables_Student.csv
2005_NIES_Part_I_Variables_Teacher.csv
National Indian Education Study (NIES) Part II (2007491)  2005_NIES_Part_II_Variables.xls 2005_NIES_Part_II_Variables_School.csv
2005_NIES_Part_II_Variables_Student.csv
2005_NIES_Part_II_Variables_Teacher.csv
2004  Mathematics Long-Term Trend, Student Age 9: 1978–2004 (2008486)  1978_2004_LTT_Math_ Age_9_Variables.xls LTT_Math_ Age_9_Variables_School.csv
LTT_Math_ Age_9_Variables_Student.csv
LTT_Math_ Age_9_Variables_ SDELL2004.csv
Mathematics Long-Term Trend, Student Age 13: 1978–2004 (2008486)  1978_2004_LTT_Math_ Age_13_Variables.xls LTT_Math_ Age_13_Variables_School.csv
LTT_Math_ Age_13_Variables_Student.csv
LTT_Math_ Age_13_Variables_SDELL2004.csv
Mathematics Long-Term Trend, Student Age 17: 1978–2004 (2008486)  1978_2004_LTT_Math_ Age_17_Variables.xls

LTT_Math_ Age_17_Variables_School.csv
LTT_Math_ Age_17_Variables_Student.csv
LTT_Math_ Age_17_Variables_SDELL2004.csv

Reading Long-Term Trend, Student Age 9: 1971–2004 (2008479)  1971_2004_LTT_Reading_ Age_9_Variables.xls LTT_Reading_ Age_9_Variables_School.csv
LTT_Reading_ Age_9_Variables_Student.csv
LTT_Reading_Age_9_Variables_SDELL2004.csv
Reading Long-Term Trend, Student Age 13: 1971–2004 (2008479)  1971_2004_LTT_Reading_ Age_13_Variables.xls LTT_Reading_Age_13_School_Variables.csv
LTT_Reading_ Age_13_Variables_Student.csv
LTT_Reading_Age_13_Variables_SDELL2004.csv
Reading Long-Term Trend, Student Age 17: 1971–2004 (2008479)  1971_2004_LTT_Reading_ Age_17_Variables.xls LTT_Reading_ Age_17_Variables_School.csv
LTT_Reading_ Age_17_Variables_Student.csv
LTT_Reading_Age_17_Variables_SDELL2004.csv
2003 

Mathematics (National and State Grade 4) (2004562rev)

Mathematics (National and State Grade 8) (2004563rev)

Reading (National and State Grade 4) (2004564rev)

Reading (National and State Grade 8) (2004565rev)

2003_Variables.xls 2003_Variables_School.csv
2003_Variables_SDLEP.csv
2003_Variables_Student.csv
2003_Variables_Teacher.csv
2002 

Reading (National and Grades 4 & 8 State) (2004553)

 Writing (National and Grades 4 & 8 State) (2004554)

2002_Variables.xls 2002_Variables_School.csv
2002_Variables_SDLEP.csv
2002_Variables_Student.csv
2002_Variables_Teacher.csv
2001  National Geography and U.S. History (2003492)  2001_Variables.xls 2001_Variables_School.csv
2001_Variables_SDLEP.csv
2001_Variables_Student.csv
2001_Variables_Teacher.csv
2000 

Mathematics (National and Grade 4 State) (2003505rev)

Mathematics (National and Grade 8 State) (2003506rev)

Reading (National Grade 4) (2002457rev)

Science (National and Grade 4 State) (2003504rev)

Science (National and Grade 8 State) (2003503rev)

2000_Variables.xls 2000_Variables_School.csv
2000_Variables_SDLEP.csv
2000_Variables_Student.csv
2000_Variables_Teacher.csv
1998 

National and Trend Civics (2002516)

Reading (National and Grade 4 State) (2001488)

Reading (National and Grade 8 State) (2001489)

Writing (National and Grade 8 State) (2001490)

1998_Variables.xls

 

1998_Variables_School.csv
1998_Variables_SDLEP.csv
1998_Variables_Student.csv
1998_Variables_Teacher.csv

1997  Arts (National Grade 8) (2007483)  1997_Variables.xls 1997_Variables_School.csv
1997_Variables_SDLEP.csv
1997_Variables_Student.csv
1997_Variables_Teacher.csv
1996 

National and Long-Term Trend (2001494)

Mathematics (State, Grades 4 and 8 Reporting Sample) (2003499)

Mathematics (State, Grade 4, Total Sample) (2003497)

Mathematics (State, Grade 8, Total Sample) (2003498)

Science (State, Reporting Sample) (2003500)

Science Assessment (State, Total Sample) (2003501)

1996_Variables.xls 1996_Variables_School.csv
1996_Variables_SDLEP.csv
1996_Variables_Student.csv
1996_Variables_Teacher.csv
1994  National and Long-Term Trend Assessments (97477)  1994_Variables.xls 1994_Variables_School.csv
1994_Variables_SDLEP.csv
1994_Variables_Student.csv
1994_Variables_Teacher.csv
1992 

National and Long-Term Trend Assessments (95754)

Mathematics (Trial State Assessment, Grades 4 and 8) (95753)

Reading (Trial State Assessment, Grade 4) (94270)

1992_Variables.xls

 

1992_Variables_School.csv
1992_Variables_SDLEP.csv
1992_Variables_Student.csv
1992_Variables_Teacher.csv

1990 

National and Long-Term Trend Assessments (95752)

Mathematics (Trial State Assessment, Grade 8) (95755)

1990_Variables.xls 1990_Variables_School.csv
1990_Variables_SDLEP.csv
1990_Variables_Student.csv
1990_Variables_Teacher.csv

footnote1The 2008 mathematics or reading long-term trend data variables listings provide an addendum to those found under the 2004 long-term trend entry. Both the 2004 revised (see the 2004 bridge study) and 2008 assessments used the same instruments and administration procedures; therefore most of the 2008 variables are the same as those listed in the 2004 revised column (2004R). Beginning with the 2004 revised format, long-term trend assessments were administered to a more inclusive population of students, and SD/ELL questionnaire variables are provided for 2004 and 2008 only.​​​​​​​  ​​

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hsts​High School Transcript Study Datasets

Variables included in the restricted-use data for the 2009 High School Transcript Study and for 2005 and 2000 are not yet provided in the table above. For the variables that are available in HSTS, see the codebooks in the appendices of the 2009 HSTS User's Guide and in the 2007 HSTS User's Guide and Technical Report.​​​​​​​​​​​  

linkinglinkingLinking NAEP school or student variables to more information in CCD or PSS

  • Main NAEP: School and student data can be linked to the school data in the Common Core of Data (CCD) from 2000 forward, or the Private School Survey (PSS) from 2002 forward. This linkage will provide extra school information, including ZIP codes. Prior to 2000, there are school ID variables in the NAEP datasets, but none that can be linked to CCD or PSS.
Main NAEP School and Student Variables Linkable to NCES Databases

Main NAEP

Variable

Short Label Description
school data file SSCHID CCD full school identifier
school data file SNCESSC CCD NCES school ID number
student data file (public school) NCESSCH CCD NCES school ID number
student data file (private school) PIN PSS unique school identifier
  • High School Transcript Study (HSTS): Beginning with the 2005 dataset, links to the CCD and PSS files are available in the restricted-use school databases. The SCHREFFI variable indicates the base file (CCD or PSS), while the SCHREFID variable lists the school identification number within the file. In 2005, there were a small number of HSTS schools that were non-participating NAEP schools; but in 2009, all HSTS schools overlapped NAEP, so that a cross-walk can be made from HSTS to the CCD or PSS.​​​​​​​​​​
High School Transcript Study School Variables Linkable to NCES Databases

Variable

Description
SCHREFFI Links to NCES data files (1 = CCD, 2 = PSS)
SCHREFID School ID number within the file (in CCD, NCESSCH; in PSS, PPIN; if no linking ID found, UNKNOWN)
NCESSCH CCD NCES school ID number
PPIN  PSS unique school identifier
  • Long-Term Trend: Datasets for 2004 also contain variables linkable to CCD and PSS. 
Long-Term Trend Variables Linkable to NCES Databases
Variable Short Label Description
SCHID CCD full school identifier
NCESSCH CCD NCES school ID number
PIN PSS unique school identifier

 

olderolder​Older NAEP Data

Several sets of NAEP data from 1970 to 1980 and from the 1987 High School Transcript Study are available online from the University of Michigan Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Data may be downloaded after agreement to ICPSR terms. See membership information for further details.

Further information about secondary analysis of NAEP data is available on this NAEP website, as is information on tools to assist your analysis, on applying for a license to analyze restricted-use data, and research funding opportunities. If you cannot find the information you need, please Contact NAEP. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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