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U.S. History Assessment

The 2014 NAEP U.S. history assessment is currently being administered throughout the nation to grade 8 students. Results of this assessment will be released in 2015. Results of the 2010 NAEP assessment in U.S. history are available now. Students in grades 4, 8, and 12 in nearly 1,500 schools participated in the assessment that measured students' knowledge of American history. Learn more ...

Exploring NAEP U.S. History

Take a look at publications about NAEP U.S. history.Explore the NAEP schedule of assessments.

How the NAEP U.S. History Assessment Works

Learn what the assessment measures and how it was developed.Learn who took the assessment and how it was administered.Explore sample questions from the assessment, and see how they were scored.Find out what students know and can do by looking at the NAEP U.S. history scale. Gain a greater understanding of the U.S. history scale by exploring the 2010 U.S. history item map.Find out what students should know and be able to do by viewing NAEP U.S. history achievement levels.Find out how to interpret the results of the assessment.

Using NAEP Data

Explore NAEP history assessment data in the NAEP Data Explorer.U.S. history 2006 restricted-use data are available for licensed researchers; other years and other NAEP microdata are also available.​​​​​​​​​

Last updated 19 March 2014 (TO)
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