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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 2024: What You Need to Know

During the 2024 school year, the NAEP schedule includes assessments in mathematics and reading at grades 4, 8, and 12 and science at grade 8. There will also be Pilot testing in mathematics and reading at grades 4 and 8, to help improve future NAEP assessments. At the end of each NAEP assessment participating students, teachers, and principals voluntarily complete brief survey questionnaires to provide a better understanding of factors that may be related to students’ learning.

student with NAEP administrator.

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 19 January 2024 (DW)