As a teacher, my constant focus is to help students make progress in the classroom. NAEP helps with this mission by creating a common measure of student achievement across the country.
--Iris Garcia, Teacher Biscayne Elementary Community School, Miami Beach, FL.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in subjects such as civics, geography, mathematics, reading, science, U.S. history, technology and engineering literacy, and writing. The results of NAEP are released as The Nation’s Report Card.
As principals, you are essential partners in NAEP. You select and empower a NAEP school coordinator, meet with teachers and students who will participate in the assessment, and encourage your students to participate and do their best.
As teachers, you make an important contribution by encouraging your students to participate and give their full effort. When students take part in NAEP, we get the most accurate measure possible of student achievement across the country.
Depending on which NAEP assessment is administered, the data can be used to compare and understand the performance of demographic groups within states, nationally, between states, and in urban districts that participate in the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) over time. Educators, policymakers, and elected officials use these results as input to improve education.
If your school has been selected to participate in NAEP, here is what you need to know.
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In 2018, the following assessments will be administered:
NAEP representatives will bring all materials and equipment, including tablets or laptops, to the school on assessment day. The school's internet, networks, or computers will not be needed. Students will spend approximately 120 minutes completing the assessment, which includes transition time and instructions for completing a student questionnaire.
During testing, NAEP provides all necessary equipment (tablets, ear buds, and administrative equipment). The only resources a school is requested to provide is space, desks or tables, and electricity. A tutorial will be provided prior to the assessment to teach students how to use the equipment and tools and to enter their responses. Questionnaires that capture the learning experiences of students in and outside of the classroom will also be administered to students on tablets.Learn More