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.
The released EdSurvey version 1.0 is designed for the analysis of NAEP data. It gives users the ability to process and analyze NAEP data efficiently, taking into account NAEP’s complex sample survey design and the use of plausible values. The key functions of EdSurvey version 1.0 include the following:
As the development of EdSurvey progresses, several additional functions, such as gap analysis, trend analysis, and multiple comparisons, will be added. Subsequent releases of the EdSurvey package will provide various visualization tools and allow users to analyze other NCES datasets—including international data—with appropriate procedures.
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