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2019 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. Between January - March of this year, students who participated in NAEP were assessed in mathematics, reading, and science. Most students took the assessment on tablets, while a small subset of students took paper-and-pencil versions. Each student took NAEP in one format and one subject only. Results will be released at the national, state, and TUDA levels for the mathematics and reading assessments at grades 4 and 8. National results will be released for the science assessment at grades 4, 8, and 12 and the mathematics and reading assessments at grade 12.

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 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 language 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 02 April 2019 (DS)