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NAEP 2021 student data collection postponed until 2022.

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2021 NAEP: COVID-19 Planning and Resources


NAEP 2021 School Survey

In February, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) launched the NAEP 2021 School Surveyclick to open pdf., which will survey approximately 3,500 schools each month at grades 4 and 8 each. With the participation of educators and school leaders across the country, the survey will provide data on instructional modes and attendance rates starting in March through the end of the 2020-21 school year.

The survey is being conducted in accordance with the Executive Order on Supporting the Reopening and Continuing Operation of Schools and Early Childhood Education Providers, which mandates that the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) collect the data necessary to fully understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools, including the status of in-person learning at schools across the country.

The data will be used to provide crucial contextual information for understanding 2022 NAEP assessment results. Provided NCES’s reporting standards are met, the data will also be reported this spring in an online dashboard. NCES will report the percentages of students who received instruction remotely, in-person, or in a hybrid instructional mode for selected districts, states, and the nation. Results will be reported for various student groups, in addition to information about attendance rates.

New data from the School Survey Dashboard are now available (as of June 10, 2021).

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COVID-19 Resources

See resources from NAEP, the Department of Education (DoED), and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) on COVID-19.

Last updated 10 June 2021 (DS)