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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. During the 2022/2023 school year, the NAEP schedule includes the Long-Term Trend (LTT) Mathematics and Reading assessment at age 13 in fall 2022, as well as a field test at grades 4, 8, and 12 in spring 2023.

NAEP 2022/2023: What You Need to Know

During the 2022/2023 school year, the NAEP schedule includes the Long-Term Trend (LTT) Mathematics and Reading assessment at age 13 in fall 2022, as well as a field test at grades 4, 8, and 12 in spring 2023. At the end of each NAEP assessment, students voluntarily complete brief survey questionnaires that provide valuable information about their educational experiences and opportunities to learn both in and outside of the classroom, as well as how they have accessed learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

student with NAEP administrator.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore frequently asked questions about participating in NAEP, or download a PDF Click 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 26 August 2022 (DS)