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2021 NAEP


The current NAEP 2021 schedule includes assessing fourth- and eighth-grade students in schools across the country in mathematics and reading. The National Center for Education Statistics is aware of the enormous challenges that our nation’s schools are facing due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the flexible approaches needed to assess students during this time.

NCES continues to monitor COVID-19 developments and will work closely with our state and district partners to determine how best to assess students in schools.

Please return to this page for updates related to NAEP in 2021.

COVID-19 Resources

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


Last updated 05 August 2020 (DS)