The results of the NAEP reading assessment present a broad view of what our nation's students know and can do in reading. The assessment is designed to measure students' reading comprehension by asking them to read selected grade-appropriate materials and answer questions based on what they have read. Every two years, students at grades 4 and 8 are assessed in reading and periodically at grade 12. Results of the 2017 digitally based assessment in reading will be published in early 2018. Results of the 2015 assessment at grades 4, 8, and 12 are available now at www.nationsreportcard.gov. Find out more about the assessment and its framework. Learn more...
results of the 2015 reading assessment at grade 12.
Explore the vocabulary results from the 2013 NAEP reading assessment. Data for 2015 are available in the NAEP Data Explorer.Download a copy of the Vocabulary Results from the 2009 and 2011 NAEP Reading Assessments report.Download the NAEP Mega-States report and explore the educational progress in the five most populous states in the nation in mathematics, reading, and science.View the online version of the Mega-States report.
See results from the 2012 NAEP long-term trend assessment in reading.
The long-term trend assessment uses different instruments and student samples from those used in the main assessment in reading. It is not possible to compare the results of the two assessments.
Explore sample questions from NAEP assessments.
Find out what students should know and be able to do by viewing descriptions of the NAEP reading achievement levels.