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NAEP 2021 student data collection postponed until 2022.

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NAEP Participation

Why Your Participation Matters

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. 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. NAEP 2021 student data collection has been postponed until 2022. Please see 2021 NAEP: COVID-19 Planning and Resources for further updates.

The Nation’s Report Card describes student achievement in ways that inform policymakers and educators. It’s a really valuable resource.

Jodi Chesman

Teacher Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore frequently asked questions about participating in NAEP, or download a PDFClick to open pdf. for viewing and printing.

How is NAEP different from other tests?
How are students and schools selected?
Is participation voluntary?
How does NAEP include students with disabilities and English learners?
What are students and schools asked to do before and during the assessment?
What kinds of questions will be asked?
Where do I find the results?
Are individual student results reported?
How is my state or district performing?
What if I have more questions?

Schedule of Assessments

See a calendar of upcoming NAEP assessments and activities.

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Last updated 03 March 2021 (AA)