Our children take tests for everything, but the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—also called The Nation’s Report Card—is unique.
The Nation’s Report Card is a resource—a national wake up call—because it offers a window into the state of our education system and what our children are learning. The results provide educators, policymakers, elected officials, and parents across the country with invaluable information regarding how our children are doing compared to other children in participating large urban districts, other states, and the nation.
When our children participate, they are helping to inform decisions about how to improve education in your state and in our country. The participation of your child can and often does lead to change.
Your child will be asked to answer questions for a specific subject area and to also complete a survey questionnaire that provides insights on educational experience in and outside of the classroom.
During testing, all necessary equipment (tablets, ear buds, and administrative equipment) will be provided by NAEP. The only resources a school will need to provide are space, desks or tables, and electricity. Your child will learn about how to use the tablet and enter their responses by viewing a short tutorial. Questionnaire used to capture the learning experiences or your child both in and out of the classroom will also be administered on tablets.Learn More
NAEP reports provide more than just results in school subjects and grades.
Have a question about what NAEP means for your student? Check out the most frequently submitted questions or download a PDF for printing.