Peggy from Atlanta, GA asked:
- How frequently is science assessed in NAEP? When is the next assessment? Is NAEP science always given at grades 4, 8, and 12, or are other grades included?
Dr. Peggy G. Carr 's response:
- NAEP assesses science every four years. For the next assessment, data collection will be in 2009, with the results reported in 2010. NAEP science is always given to a national sample in grades 4, 8, and 12. In addition, science is administered on a voluntary basis to obtain state-representative results in grade 8, and grade 4 when funds permit. NAEP science is only given to these three grades.