You take tests for everything, but the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—also called The Nation’s Report Card—is unique.
The Nation’s Report Card is a resource—a national wakeup call—because it gives us a window into the state of our education system. The results provide educators, policymakers, elected officials, and parents across the country with invaluable information regarding how you and your peers are doing compared to other students in participating large urban districts, other states, and the nation.
When you participate, you are helping to inform decisions about how to improve the U.S. education system. Your participation can and often does lead to change.
Every year, the nation depends on students like you to participate in the NAEP. Not all students take the assessment; you were selected to represent hundreds of students just like you across the country. To make sure that the NAEP results report just how much you and your peers know and can do, it's essential that you participate in the assessment and try your best.
Check out the most recent results for the nation, states, and selected urban districts at the Nation’s Report Card.Learn More
You will be asked to answer questions for a specific subject area and also to complete a survey questionnaire that provides insights on your educational experience in and outside of the classroom.
During testing, all necessary equipment (tablets, ear buds, and administrative equipment) will be provided by NAEP. The only resources your school will need to provide are space, desks or tables, and electricity. You will learn about how to use the tablet and how to enter your responses by viewing a short tutorial. The test will take 90-120 minutes.Learn More
Starting in October 2019, NCES will administer the long-term trend assessments in mathematics and reading in schools across the country for 9-, 13-, and 17-year-olds.
Explore frequently asked questions about participating in NAEP, or download the PDF for viewing and printing.
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