Analyzing the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) restricted-use datasets requires special statistical methods due to their scope and complexity. The following software packages can assist you in conducting analyses:
Restricted-use micro-level data can be obtained on CD-ROM for approved purposes of secondary analysis, provided the user and organization have been granted a license.
EdSurvey is a R statistical package tailored to the processing and analysis of NCES large-scale education data with appropriate procedures. The released EdSurvey Version 2.0 is designed for the analysis of national and international education data from the NCES, including the following data sources:
EdSurvey gives users the ability to process and analyze these data efficiently, taking into account their complex sample survey design and the use of plausible values.
The key functions of EdSurvey Version 2.0 include:
AM is a statistical software package for analyzing data from complex samples, especially large-scale assessments such as NAEP, and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMSS). AM was developed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) with funding, in part, from NCES. Learn more about AM software and download free from the AM website.Learn More