The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a resource that teachers, principals, and other educators can use to improve educational outcomes. From its assessment frameworks, to its innovative assessment questions, and its data-rich results, NAEP provides educators a way to evaluate student achievement.
I think the online tools that NAEP makes available are really beneficial in the classroom. The Questions Tool gives us the ability to pull out a retired question and use it with our current curriculum and see how our students compare with students on a national level.
Eleni Ganelli, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Edgewater, MD
Released NAEP assessment questions can be used as a helpful educational resource in the classroom. You can use the NAEP Questions Tool to create and customize tests, and to see how your students’ performance compares nationally on specific test items.Learn More
An assessment framework is like a blueprint; it lays out the basic design of the assessment by describing the content that should be tested and the types of assessment questions that should be included in NAEP. Frameworks attempt to answer the question, “What skills should be assessed on NAEP at grades 4, 8, and 12?”
This information may serve as a roadmap to help teachers and curriculum planners
Explore what students should know and be able to do in grades 4, 8, and 12 to reach different achievement levels on the NAEP scale. You can see what specific knowledge and skills correspond to different NAEP performance levels (Basic, Proficient, and Advanced) by exploring NAEP item maps. Item maps answer the question, "What does it mean for students to be at Basic, Proficient, or Advanced in terms of what they know and can do?"Learn More
Use the District Profiles Tool to compare the performance of students in urban districts to public school students in large cities (cities with populations of 250,000 or more). Results include mathematics, reading, science, and writing for grades 4 and 8.Learn More