Explore the many technical aspects of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and learn about available resources for conducting research with NAEP data:
Download and learn how to use selected statistical software packages to conduct data analysis.Learn More
The Technical Documentation on the Web (TDW) section of the NAEP website is written for researchers and assumes knowledge of educational measurement and testing. The TDW contains information about the technical procedures and methods of NAEP: how the assessment is designed and conducted, and how data are analyzed.
The site is organized into chapters, which are updated with information for each new assessment year. Chapters include information about the following:
Explore this centralized resource to access working papers, documentation, reports, journals, and articles that examine NAEP analytic methods, survey design, survey procedures, and data quality issues.Learn More
Training and conferences are held throughout the year to learn more about the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), its database, analysis methods, item development, administration, data quality, and more. Training includes workshops, PhD internships, postdoctoral appointments, and cooperative agreements. NAEP staff and other researchers present papers on issues related to large-scale assessments, as well as training on aspects of NAEP.Learn More