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Assessment Schedule

The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) 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. The current assessment calendar is as of August 5, 2021 and may be subject to change.

2019 Assessment Calendar
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2024
  • 2025
  • 2026
  • 2028
  • 2029
  • 2030
NAEP 2019 student data collection took place for reading and mathematics assessments in grades 4 and 8, and for civics and U.S. history assessments in grade 8.
Subject or Study Grade Reported Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are reported for 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
The NAEP 2020 long-term trend assessment took place in mathematics and reading for ages 9 and 13.
Subject or Study Grade Reported Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are reported for 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.
Long-Term Trend2 Ages 9, 13 National
NAEP 2021 student data collection postponed until 2022. Please see 2021 NAEP: COVID-19 Planning and Resources for further updates.
NAEP 2022 data collection will take place in reading and mathematics at the national, state, district level in grades 4 and 8, and in civics and U.S. history at the national level for grade 8. The NAEP 2022 long-term trend assessment will take place in mathematics and reading for age 9.
Subject or Study Grade Reported Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are reported for the nation, states, and/or selected Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) districts
2LTT assessments sample students at age 9 and are conducted in reading and mathematics.
Reading 4, 8 National, states, and TUDA districts
Mathematics 4, 8 National, states, and TUDA Districts
Civics 8 National
U.S. History 8 National
Long-Term Trend2 Age 92 National
NAEP 2024 data collection will take place in reading and mathematics at the national level in grades 4, 8, and 12, and at the state and district levels for grades 4 and 8. Science and technology and engineering literacy assessments will also be administered at grade 8.
Subject or Study Grade Reported Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are reported for 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
The NAEP 2025 long-term trend assessment will be administered to ages 9, 13, and 17.
Subject or Study Grade Reported Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are reported for 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 Trend2 Ages 9, 13, 172 National
NAEP 2026 data collection will take place in reading and mathematics at the national, state, and district levels in grades 4 and 8, and in civics and U.S. history at the national level for grade 8.
Subject or Study Grade Reported Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are reported for 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
NAEP 2028 data collection will take place in reading and mathematics at the national and state levels in grades 4 and 8, and at the district level for grades 4 and 8. Science will be administered at the national, state, and district levels for grades 4 and 8, and technology and engineering literacy at the national level for grade 8.
Subject or Study Grade Reported Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are reported for 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
The NAEP 2029 long-term trend assessment will be administered to ages 9, 13, and 17.
Subject or Study Grade Reported Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are reported for 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
NAEP 2030 data collection will take place in reading and mathematics at the national, state and district levels for grades 4 and 8. Writing will be assessed at the national and state levels for grades 4, 8, and 12, and at the district level for grades 4 and 8. Civics and U.S. history assessments will be administered at the national level to grades 4, 8, and 12, and civics data collection will take place at the state level for grade 8.
Subject or Study Grade Reported Results1
1Results, depending on assessment, are reported for 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 3 September 2021 (DW)