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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...

What Questions Does NAEP Ask?

​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 resour​ces to learn how:​

A short video preview introduces the features of t​he tool.
The NAEP Questions Tool Quick Reference Guide PDF File (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 PDF File (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.

Has Your School Been Selected?

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.

How Do I See Data for My State?

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 PDF File (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 ​PDF File (595 KB). ​

Explore the NAEP Assessments

View the latest assessment information for arts, civics, geography, mathematics, reading, science, U.S. History, and writing. Learn more about the NAEP writing computer-based assessment. Find out how frameworks, the blueprints for the assessments, are developed.​​


Last updated 29 September 2015 (DS)
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