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Each NAEP subject area assessment is based on a framework developed by the National Assessment Governing Board (the Governing Board). Each framework provides:
The Governing Board, through its Assessment Development Committee, closely monitors all steps in the framework development process. This process results in recommendations for Governing Board action in the form of the following:
In March 2018, the Governing Board released a
Framework Development Policy Statement detailing the guiding principles of NAEP frameworks under the
National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act (Public Law 107-279 III, section 303). As described in the policy statement, existing frameworks are reviewed at least once every 10 years to determine whether an update is needed to continue valid and reliable measurement of the content and cognitive processes reflected in evolving expectations of students.