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Survey Questionnaires

NAEP survey questionnaires are voluntarily completed by students, teachers, and school administrators who participate in a NAEP assessment. These questionnaires collect contextual information about students, teachers, and schools. Specifically, student survey questionnaires ask about students' educational experiences and opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom.

Responses to NAEP survey questionnaires help put student achievement results into context and allow meaningful comparison between student groups. Questionnaire results are never reported for individual students or schools; responses are confidential and cannot be linked to any student's identity or personal information.

Your child's responses help highlight what is needed to improve education across the country. NAEP survey questionnaires provide important information that allows in-depth analyses to better understand the context in which students learn. Your child's participation has the opportunity to help teachers, principals, policymakers, and researchers develop ways to improve education in our nation's classrooms.

In addition to assessing subject-area achievement, NAEP collects information that fulfills reporting requirements of federal legislation. This legislation requires that, whenever feasible, NAEP collects information and reports achievement results for special groups (e.g., information reported by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, disability, and English language learner status) to better determine how well education is meeting the needs of all students.

Student Participation

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Student survey questionnaires take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Students can skip any question they do not want to answer. All responses are kept confidential. Student names are never reported with their responses or with the other information collected by NAEP.

Explore Survey Questionnaires

The content of the survey questions is publicly available before, during, and after the NAEP assessment is administered. Explore actual survey questionnaires, available in PDF format, that are completed by students, teachers, and schools.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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If you have any questions about NAEP survey questionnaires, please contact us.

Last updated 12 October 2021 (DS)