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NAEP Activities

In 2019, students participating in NAEP will be assessed in mathematics, reading, and science. Most students will take the assessment on tablets, while a small subset of students will take paper-and-pencil versions. Each student will take NAEP in one format and one subject only. Results will be released at the national, state, and TUDA levels for the mathematics and reading assessments at grades 4 and 8. National results will be released for the science assessment at grades 4, 8, and 12 and the mathematics and reading assessments at grade 12.

In 2018, students were assessed in civics, geography, U.S. history, and technology and engineering literacy. The NAEP civics, geography, and U.S. history assessments were administered on tablets to students at grade 8. A small number of eighth-grade students took 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 was administered on laptops to students at grade 8. Some fourth-grade students participated in reading special studies or a science pilot assessment; some eighth-grade students participated in a reading special study or science pilot assessment; and some twelfth-grade students participated 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 took NAEP in one format and one subject only.

Recent NAEP Reports


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NAEP Assessment Schedule

View the NAEP Assessment Schedule from 1969-2024.



Last updated 07 August 2018 (DS)