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Geography Assessment

The results of the NAEP geography assessment present a broad view of what our nation's students know and can do in geography. The assessment is designed to measure students' knowledge of geography in the context of space and place, environment and society, and spatial dynamics and connections. NAEP field staff will be administering the 2018 geography assessment from January to March of 2018. Results of the 2014 assessment, administered to students throughout the nation at grade 8, are now available. Find out more about the assessment and its framework.  Learn more ...

2014 Geography Results

Explore the results of the 2014 geography assessment.

Exploring NAEP Geography

Take a look at all publications about NAEP geography. Take a look at the NAEP schedule of assessments.

How the NAEP Geography 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 learning about the NAEP geography scale. Gain a greater understanding of the geography scale by exploring the 2014 geography item map. Find out what students should know and be able to do by viewing NAEP geography achievement levels. Find out how to interpret the results of the assessment.

Using NAEP Data

Explore geography assessment results in the NAEP Data Explorer. Geography 2001 restricted-use data are available for licensed researchers; other years and other NAEP microdata are also available.

Last updated 18 December 2017 (JA)