As an educator, you play a critical role in NAEP. It is through your interest and participation that NAEP continues to be an accurate gauge of the progress of the nation's students. We thank you for your support and hope you will find these resources useful. Learn more...
After each assessment, a representative sample of questions are released to the public in NAEP Questions Tool. This tool contains a wealth of information you can use in your classroom. Use these resources to learn how:
A short video preview introduces the features of the tool.
The NAEP Questions Tool Quick Reference Guide (554 KB) provides additional guidance and sample exercises.The NAEP Item Maps tool illustrates what students at each achievement level know and can do. New users can learn more about NAEP Item Maps and how to use them in the Quick Reference Guide (1.1 MB).Try Test Yourself to sample a small set of released questions, and see how your knowledge compares to students across the nation. With each assessment, NAEP asks non-cognitive questions to gather information from students, their teachers, and school principals about their academic environments. This helps provide context for the results. You can see the Sample Questions Booklets given to schools before every assessment, and examine the actual questionnaires.The NAEPQ tool allows principals and teachers to preview preliminary results from the latest school and teacher questionnaires, also known as surveys. Results include school characteristics and classroom organization for locales, jurisdictions, and states across the country.
Principal and teacher survey results form the foundation of the tool. They provide a better understanding of educational experiences and factors that make NAEP assessment results more accurate and complete. Completion of surveys is voluntary, and responses are anonymous and kept confidential. Survey results are compiled and then shared through the NAEPQ tool.
Did you know that NAEP staff are assigned to each school to ensure that the assessment will run smoothly and take up as little school time as possible? Learn more about NAEP in your school.If your school will be participating in NAEP this year, please look at the information for Parents (available also in Spanish) and for Students on this website.
The State Profiles tool provides information on how states have performed on past NAEP assessments.Use the State Comparisons tool to compare your state's progress with that of the nation and other states. For tips and tricks, see the Quick Reference Guide (347 KB).If your school is in a district that participates in the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA), explore the NAEP District Profiles to compare your district with other participating urban districts.Look closer with the NAEP Data Explorer. Watch a short video about the NDE or use the Quick Reference Guide (595 KB).