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Does Your School Participate in NAEP?

These short videos, designed for school staff and students, feature real students sharing their thoughts on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and how teachers and students can prepare to participate and excel in the program.

Introducing NAEP to Teachers              Introducing NAEP to Students

School Selection and Participation

The accurate and representative results produced by the NAEP assessments depend upon the enthusiastic participation of selected districts, schools, and classrooms.

NAEP in Your School

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:

Grade 4:

  • mathematics, reading, or writing digitally based assessments
  • mathematics or reading paper-and-pencil assessments

Grade 8:

  • mathematics, reading, and writing digitally based assessments
  • mathematics or reading paper-and-pencil assessments
  • civics, geography, or U.S. history pilot digitally based assessments
  • ​writing comparability study

Use the following resources to find out more about NAEP:​

Newsletter—Measure Up: NAEP News for the School Community

Stay up-to-speed with NAEP news by reading the latest version of Measure Up: NAEP News for the School Community PDF File (1.5​ MB), a newsletter for the public school community. The Summer 2016 edition is now available.

In this issue, teachers learn more about upcoming national and international assessments; and the NAEP program transitioning its assessments to digitally based content and delivery. ​

About NAEP Assessments

The booklets below illustrate how context is provided for the assessment data.

  • Sample Questions Booklets will familiarize students and their parents with the assessment structure, types of subject-area questions asked, and questions about students' education-related experiences. They are provided to all participating schools and parents can see what types of questions NAEP asks in the section for parents (also for Spanish-speaking parents) on this website.
  • To learn more about the information NAEP is required to collect for the purposes of federal educational research, take a look at the questionnaires for principals, teachers, and students.

Learn more about NAEP in general and find links to important features of the NAEP websites on the NAEP Overview page, and check for upcoming and recent NAEP activities.

How Participating Schools Contact NAEP

You can find answers to any additional questions you may have about scheduling, materials, or any other aspects of the assessment in several ways: 

  • Consult your personalized MySchool website on MyNAEP.
  • Call 800-283-6237 (800-283-NAEP) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.

Last updated 05 July 2016 (DS)