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NAEP State Assessment Sample Design Frequently Asked Questions

See the frequently asked questions about the National Assesment of Educational Progress (NAEP) state assessment sample design. Download a PDF for printing.

How are schools and students selected for NAEP?
Why are some schools selected frequently?
Are any schools or students targeted for oversampling?
Why do the numbers of schools and students selected to participate vary from year to year?
How are private schools selected to participate in NAEP?
Can states choose which schools are sampled for NAEP?
How do school response rates affect NAEP reporting?
Are students with disabilities and English language learners included in the NAEP sample?
How many students participate in each NAEP assessment?
How can I learn more about NAEP sampling?

Last updated 10 December 2018 (FC)