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Results of the 2012 NAEP economics assessment at grade 12 are now available. The assessment was administered to a nationally representative sample of about 10,900 students across the nation. Results are compared with those of 2006 when the first NAEP economics assessment was administered. Learn more...

How the NAEP Economics Assessment Works

Learn what the assessment measures and how it was developed. Learn who took the assessment and how it was administered. Explore sample questions from the assessment and see how they were scored. Find out what students know and can do by looking at the NAEP economics scale. Gain a greater understanding of the economics scale by exploring the 2012 economics item map. Find out what students should know and be able to do by viewing the NAEP economics achievement levels. Find out how to interpret the results of the economics assessment.

Exploring NAEP

Look at the list of current activities for NAEP. View the NAEP schedule of assessments.

Using NAEP Data

Explore a wealth of NAEP data in the NAEP Data Explorer. Economics 2006 restricted-use data for grade 12 are available for licensed researchers; other NAEP microdata are also available.

Last updated 01 April 2014 (MS)