The accurate and representative results produced by the NAEP assessments depend upon the enthusiastic participation of selected districts, schools, and classrooms.
In 2016, each student participating in NAEP will be assessed in the arts or will be asked to take a mathematics, reading, or writing pilot assessment administered on tablets with keyboards. 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. Each student will take NAEP in one format and one subject only.
The NAEP 2016 Program:
Use the following resources to find out more about NAEP:
Stay up-to-speed with NAEP news by reading the latest version of Measure Up: NAEP News for the School Community (869 KB), a newsletter for the public school community. The Fall 2015 edition is now available.
In this issue, teachers learn of NAEP resources and tools that educators can use. Read about the Mapping State Proficiency Standards onto NAEP Scales release and the upcoming NAEP Arts and digitally based assessments. Learn about the national and international assessments with a spotlight on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 that will be administered Fall 2015.
The booklets below illustrate how context is provided for the assessment data.
You can find answers to any additional questions you may have about scheduling, materials, or any other aspects of the assessment in several ways: