The accurate and representative results produced by the NAEP assessments depend upon the enthusiastic participation of selected districts, schools, and classrooms.
In 2017, students participating in NAEP will be assessed on tablets with keyboards in mathematics, reading, and writing. A small number of fourth- and eighth-grade students will take 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 may participate 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 will take NAEP in one format and one subject only.
The NAEP 2017 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 (1.9 MB), a newsletter for the public school community. The Winter 2017 edition is now available.
In this issue, teachers learn of results from the 2015 Science assessment and how NAEP collects contextual information from students, teachers, and school administrators through NAEP survey questionnaires.
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: