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Assessment Schedule

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) maintains the schedule for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments and release of assessment results to the nation, states, and districts.

All assessments take place between January and March, except for long-term trend (LTT) assessments. LTT assessments take place from October to May when administered. There are no assessments scheduled at this time for 2022 and 2026.

2019 Assessment Calendar
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2023
  • 2024
  • 2025
  • 2027
  • 2028
  • 2029
Subject or Study Grade Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are released to the nation, states, and/or selected Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) districts
Reading 4, 8, 12 National
Reading 4, 8 States and TUDA districts
Mathematics 4, 8, 12 National
Mathematics 4, 8 States and TUDA districts
Science 4, 8, 12 National
Transcript Studies N/A National
Subject or Study Grade Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are released to the nation, states, and/or selected Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) districts
2Long-term Trend (LTT) assessment in 2020 is not administered by computer. All other assessments will be digitally based.
3LTT assessments sample students at ages 9, 13, and 17 and are conducted in reading and mathematics.
Long-term Trend2 Ages 9, 13, 173 National
Subject or Study Grade Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are released to the nation, states, and/or selected Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) districts
Reading 4, 8 National, states, and TUDA districts
Mathematics 4, 8 National, states, and TUDA Districts
Civics 8 National
U.S. History 8 National
Subject or Study Grade Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are released to the nation, states, and/or selected Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) districts
Reading 4, 8, 12 National
Reading 4, 8 States and TUDA districts
Mathematics 4, 8, 12 National
Mathematics 4, 8 States and TUDA districts
Science 8 National
Technology and Engineering Literacy 8 National
Transcript Studies N/A National
Subject or Study Grade Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are released to the nation, states, and/or selected Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) districts
2LTT assessments sample students at ages 9, 13, and 17 and are conducted in reading and mathematics.
Long-term Trend Ages 9, 13, 172 National
Subject or Study Grade Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are released to the nation, states, and/or selected Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) districts
2Indicates the assessment year in which a new or updated framework is implemented, if needed.
Reading2 4, 8 National, states, TUDA districts
Mathematics2 4, 8 National, states, TUDA districts
Civics 8 National
U.S. History 8 National
Subject or Study Grade Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are released to the nation, states, and/or selected Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) districts
2Indicates the assessment year in which a new or updated framework is implemented, if needed.
Reading 4, 8, 12 National and states
Reading 4, 8 TUDA districts
Mathematics 4, 8, 12 National and states
Mathematics 4, 8 TUDA districts
Science2 4, 8 National, states, and TUDA districts
Technology and Engineering Literacy 8 National, states
Transcript Studies N/A National
Subject or Study Grade Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are released to the nation, states, and/or selected Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) districts
2LTT assessments sample students at ages 9, 13, and 17 and are conducted in reading and mathematics.
Long-term Trend Ages 9, 13, 172 National
Subject or Study Grade Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are released to the nation, states, and/or selected Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) districts
2Indicates the assessment year in which a new or updated framework is implemented, if needed.
Reading 4, 8 National, states, and TUDA districts
Mathematics 4, 8 National, states, and TUDA districts
Writing2 4, 8, 12 National and states
Writing2 4, 8 TUDA districts
Civics2 4, 8, 12 National
Civics2 8 States
U.S. History2 4, 8, 12 National

Last updated 29 July 2019 (DW)