The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics assessment is given every two years to students at grades 4 and 8, and approximately every four years at grade 12. The most recent release of mathematics results was in 2017. The assessment measures both mathematics knowledge and the students’ ability to apply their knowledge in problem-solving situations. The results present a broad view of students’ mathematics knowledge, skills, and performance over time.Explore Mathematics Results
The mathematics framework defines five broad content areas and three levels of complexity. It also specifies the number of questions in each content area by grade. The framework guides the collection and reporting of contextual information about students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom. The mathematics framework was updated in 2005, and again, in 2009. Learn more about the content areas, levels of complexity, survey questionnaires, and the the history of framework changes.
Student performance on the NAEP mathematics assessments is presented in two ways: scale scores and achievement levels.
Item maps illustrate how specific mathematics knowledge and skills correspond to different NAEP achievement levels. 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?"
Find out how to interpret the results of the mathematics assessment, including the potential effects of exclusion on assessment results.Learn More