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How is Your State Performing?

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports results at the state level, most often in grades 4 and 8, in four subjects—mathematics, reading, science, and writing. However, three of these subjects—mathematics, reading, and science—are assessed most frequently. Because NCES administers the same assessment in every state, NAEP provides a common measure for student achievement in public schools across the country.

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See how select districts are performing in mathematics, reading, science, and writing.

Select districts include Los Angeles, Fresno, San Diego, Denver, Albuquerque, Fort Worth, Clark County, Austin, Houston, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Jefferson County, Shelby County, Charlotte, Atlanta, Duval County, Miami-Dade, Hillsborough County, Boston, Detroit, Charlotte, Guildford County, Duval County, District of Columbia, New York City, Baltimore City, and Philadelphia.

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Differences between NAEP and State Assessments

NAEP is different from state assessments that are administered to measure student performance based on state academic content standards at varying grade levels. Understanding the similarities and differences between NAEP and these assessments is critical for policymakers, researchers, and educators as they work to improve education in the United States.

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2019-2022 State and District Summary Data Tables

View technical summary tables for state and district sample size, target population, participation rate, full-time remote rate, and refusal rate in the 2019 and 2022 NAEP mathematics and reading assessments.

Last updated 21 February 2024 (DS)