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naep2018NAEP 2018

In 2018, students participating in NAEP will be assessed in civics, geography, U.S. history, and technology and engineering literacy. The NAEP civics, geography, and U.S. history assessments will be administered on tablets to students at grade 8. A small number of eighth-grade students may take paper-and-pencil assessments in these subjects to help NAEP evaluate any differences in student performance between the two types of administration. The NAEP technology and engineering literacy assessment will be administered on laptops to students at grade 8. Some fourth-grade students may participate in reading special studies or a science pilot assessment; some eighth-grade students may participate in a reading special study or science pilot assessment; and some twelfth-grade students may participate in a mathematics pilot assessment, reading pilot assessment, reading special study, or science pilot assessment. Results will be released from the civics, geography, U.S. history, and technology and engineering literacy assessments as The Nation's Report Card at the national level. Each student will take NAEP in one format and one subject only.

The NAEP 2018 Program:

Grade 4:

  • reading digitally based special studies
  • science pilot digitally based assessment

Grade 8:

  • civics, geography, or U.S. history digitally based assessments
  • civics, geography, or U.S. history paper-and-pencil assessments
  • technology and engineering literacy digitally based assessment
  • reading digitally based special study
  • science pilot digitally based assessment

Grade 12:

  • mathematics pilot digitally based assessment
  • reading pilot digitally based assessment
  • reading digitally based special study
  • science pilot digitally based assessment

naep2017NAEP 2017

In 2017, students who participated in NAEP were assessed on tablets with keyboards in mathematics, reading, and writing. A small number of fourth- and eighth-grade students took paper-and-pencil versions of the mathematics and reading assessments to help NAEP evaluate any differences in student performance between the two types of administration. It will be the first time that NAEP will report state and TUDA data collected via tablets. Some eighth-grade students participated in pilot digitally based assessments in civics, geography, and U.S. history. Results will be released from the mathematics and reading assessments as The Nation's Report Card at the national, state, and TUDA levels. National results for the writing assessment will also be released. Each student took NAEP in one format and one subject only.

naep2016NAEP 2016

In 2016, fourth- and eighth-grade students who participated in NAEP were assessed in the mathematics, reading, or writing pilot assessment administered on tablets with keyboards, or arts as a paper-and-pencil assessment. Results from the arts assessment will be released as The Nation's Report Card at the national level. Information collected from the pilots will be used to prepare for the full transition to digitally based assessments by the end of the decade. 

naep2015NAEP 2015

In 2015, NAEP paper-and-pencil assessments were administered in mathematics, reading, and science at grades 4, 8, and 12. Each student was assessed in only one subject. Results will be released as The Nation's Report Card at national, state, and district levels for grades 4 and 8. Grade 12 results will be released at the national level only.

NAEP began the transition of mathematics, reading, and science assessments from paper-and-pencil to technology-based assessments for 2015. A pilot technology-based assessment was administered on tablets to students in grades 4, 8, and 12. Each student was assessed in only one subject. Results from the pilot will not be released but will be used to prepare for the full transition to technology-based assessments by the end of the decade.

naep2014NAEP 2014

In 2014, the NAEP program administered assessments in civics, geography, U.S. history, and technology and engineering literacy (TEL) at grade 8. Selected students participated in only one subject. Results will be available at the national level only.

The TEL assessment was operational for the first time. TEL was conducted at grade 8 on computers provided by NAEP representatives. TEL measures students' capacity to use, understand, and evaluate technology, as well as to understand technological principles and strategies needed to develop solutions and achieve goals. The results will be released at the national level. See more information and resources for the TEL assessment, including an overview video, tutorial, and framework.

The NAEP program also administered national science pilots at grades 4, 8, and 12 in two formats: the traditional paper-and-pencil assessment, and hands-on tasks (HOTs). Students took the science pilot in only one format. Results from the pilots will not be released; however, information collected from the pilots is used to prepare for future NAEP assessments. See the complete library of released science HOTs.

naep2013NAEP 2013

In 2013, from January 28 to March 8, the NAEP program administered assessments in mathematics and reading. Results for the nation will be reported at grades 4, 8, and 12.  Results for all states will be reported for grades 4 and 8. Thirteen states will receive state-level results for grade 12PDF File (271 KB).

In addition, some schools and students were selected to participate in the NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) in mathematics and reading, the technology and engineering literacy (TEL) pilot, or other special studies.

Also in 2013, a special NAEP/PISA linking study was conducted in a limited number of states. The study establishes a link between NAEP and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), in addition to investigating student growth across grade levels in NAEP mathematics. In the participating states, high schools that were already selected for NAEP had additional samples of students in grades 9, 10, and 11 take the NAEP mathematics assessment.

naep2012NAEP 2011–2012

During the 2011-2012 school year, NAEP assessed the performance of students at ages 9, 13, and 17 in mathematics and reading as part of the NAEP long-term trend assessment.

In addition to the long-term trend assessments, grade 12 students were assessed in economics, and grade 4 students participated in a pilot study of the computer-based writing assessment

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recent_naep_reportsRecent NAEP Reports

Date Released Publication
April 25, 2017

2016 arts infographic thumbnail The Nation's Report Card: 2016 Arts at Grade 8

October 26, 2016

2015 Science assessment infographic thumbnail The Nation's Report Card: 2015 Science at Grades 4, 8, and 12

May 17, 2016

2014 Technology and Engineering Literacy assessment The Nation's Report Card: 2014 Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) Assessment

April 27, 2016

 2015 Mathematics and Reading at Grade 12The Nation's Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading at Grade 12

March 8, 2016

 2015 TUDA Mathematics and Reading Grades 4 and 8The Nation's Report Card: 2015 TUDA Mathematics and Reading Grades 4 and 8

October 28, 2015

2015 Mathematics and Reading The Nation's Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading

September 24, 2015

School Composition and the Black-White Achievement Gap  School Composition and the Black-White Achievement Gap

July 9, 2015

Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: Results From the 2013 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments  Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: Results From the 2013 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments

April 29, 2015

 The Nation's Report Card: 2014 U.S. History, Geography, and Civics at Grade 8  The Nation's Report Card: 2014 U.S. History, Geography, and Civics at Grade 8

March 31, 2015

 The Nation's Report Card: Vocabulary Results from the 2013 Reading Assessment The Nation's Report Card: Vocabulary Results from the 2013 NAEP Reading Assessment

March 12, 2015

 The Nation's Report Card: 2013 Puerto Rico Mathematics Report The Nation's Report Card: 2013 Puerto Rico Mathematics

October 8, 2014 2011 NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study: Technical Report on the Linking Methodologies and Their Evaluations.

 2011 NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study: Technical Report on the Linking Methodologies and Their Evaluations

May 7, 2014  The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics and Reading Grade 12 2013

 The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics and Reading Grade 12 2013

December 18, 2013  The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics and Reading TUDA 2013

 The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics and Reading TUDA 2013

November 7, 2013  The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics and Reading 2013

The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics and Reading 2013 

October 24, 2013

Explore U.S. States in a Global Context: Results from the 2011 NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study Explore U.S. States in a Global Context: Results from the 2011 NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study

June 27, 2013

The Nation's Report Card: Trends in Academic Progress 2012 The Nation's Report Card: Trends in Academic Progress 2012 

April 24, 2013

The Nation's Report Card: Economics 2012 The Nation's Report Card: Economics 2012 

March 12, 2013

The Nation's Report Card: Algebra I and Geometry Curricula The Nation's Report Card: Algebra I and Geometry Curricula 

February 21, 2013

The Nation's Report Card: Mega-States The Nation's Report Card: Mega-States

November 29, 2012

The Nation's Report Card: Vocabulary Results from the 2009 and 2011 NAEP Reading Assessments The Nation's Report Card: Vocabulary Results from the 2009 and 2011 NAEP Reading Assessments 

September 14, 2012

The Nation's Report Card: Writing 2011 The Nation's Report Card: Writing 2011 

July 3, 2012

The Nation's Report Card: National Indian Education Study 2011 The Nation's Report Card: National Indian Education Study 2011 

June 19, 2012

The Nation's Report Card: Science in Action The Nation's Report Card: Science in Action 

May 10, 2012

The Nation's Report Card: Science 2011 The Nation's Report Card: Science 2011 

The Nation's Report Card: Science 2011 Snapshot Reports
December 7, 2011

The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) Mathematics 2011 The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) Mathematics 2011 

The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2011 District Snapshot Reports

December 7, 2011

The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) Reading 2011 The Nation's Report Card: Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) Reading 2011

The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2011 District Snapshot Reports 

November 1, 2011

The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2011 The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2011

The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2011 State Snapshot Reports for Grade 4 

The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2011 State Snapshot Reports for Grade 8 

The Nation's Report Card: Findings in Brief Reading and Mathematics 2011 

November 1, 2011

The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2011 The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2011 

The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2011 State Snapshot Reports for Grade 4 

The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2011 State Snapshot Reports for Grade 8 

September 29, 2011

Measuring the Status and Change in NAEP Inclusion Rates of Students with Disabilities: 2007-2009 Measuring the Status and Change in NAEP Inclusion Rates of Students with Disabilities: 2007-2009 

August 10, 2011

Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: Variation and Change in State Standards for Reading and Mathematics, 2005-2009 Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: Variation and Change in State Standards for Reading and Mathematics, 2005-2009 

July 19, 2011

The Nation's Report Card: Geography 2010 The Nation's Report Card: Geography 2010 

June 23, 2011

Achievement Gaps: How Hispanic and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Achievement Gaps: How Hispanic and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 

Highlights from the Hispanic-White Achievement Gaps Report
June 14, 2011

The Nation's Report Card: U.S. History 2010 The Nation's Report Card: U.S. History 2010 

May 4, 2011

The Nation's Report Card: Civics 2010 The Nation's Report Card: Civics 2010

April 13, 2011

America's High School Graduates: Results of the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study America's High School Graduates: Results of the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study 

February 24, 2011

The Nation's Report Card: Science 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) The Nation's Report Card: Science 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA)

The Nation's Report Card: Science 2009 TUDA District Snapshot Reports 
January 25, 2011

The Nation's Report Card: Science 2009 The Nation's Report Card: Science 2009 

The Nation's Report Card: Science 2009 State Snapshot Reports
November 18, 2010

The Nation's Report Card: Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics National and Pilot State Results The Nation's Report Card: Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics National and Pilot State Results

The Nation's Report Card: Grade 12 Reading and Mathematics State Snapshot Reports

For additional NAEP-related reports, browse the publications database.

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recent_infoRecent NAEP Informational Brochures

Date Released Publication
March 26, 2014

Visión General de NAEP (Spanish language version of An Overview of NAEP)  

Visión General de NAEP (Spanish language version of An Overview of NAEP)

 

August 15, 2013

Overview of NAEP Overview of NAEP (Spanish language version published as Visión General de NAEP)

 

June 19, 2012

What Every Parent Should Know About NAEP What Every Parent Should Know About NAEP

 

September 29, 2011 NAEP 2009: Year in Review NAEP 2009: Year in Review 
September 29, 2011

The 2009 High School Transcript Study User's Guide The 2009 High School Transcript Study User's Guide 

August 31, 2011

NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study Brochure NAEP-TIMSS Linking Study Brochure 

July 1, 2011

The NAEP Primer The NAEP Primer 

September 7, 2010

National Indian Education Study 2011 brochure National Indian Education Study 2011 brochure 

August 3, 2010

An Introduction to NAEP brochure An Introduction to NAEP 

June 4, 2010

NAEP Writing Computer-Based Assessment brochure cover NAEP Writing Computer-Based Assessment (a tri-fold brochure for the 2011 assessment)

January 25, 2010

Vision General de NAEP Visión General de NAEP (Spanish language version of An Overview of NAEP)

July 14, 2009

An Overview of NAEP An Overview of NAEP (Spanish language version published as Visión General de NAEP)

June 1, 2009

An Overview of Technical Procedures for the NAEP Assessment An Overview of Technical Procedures for the NAEP Assessment

April 3, 2009

The Nation's Report Card: 2007 At a Glance The Nation's Report Card: 2007 At a Glance

For additional NAEP-related brochures, browse the publications database

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Last updated 10 May 2017 (DS)