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U.S. History Assessment

The results of the NAEP U.S. history assessment present a broad view of what our nation's students know and can do in U.S. history. The assessment is designed to measure students' knowledge of American history in the context of democracy, culture, technological and economic changes, and America’s changing world role. NAEP field staff will be administering the 2018 U.S. history assessment from January to March of 2018. Results of the 2014 assessment, administered to students throughout the nation at grade 8, are now available. Links to the 2014 assessment results are below. Find out more about the assessment and its framework. Learn more ...

2014 U.S. History Results

Exploring NAEP U.S. History

Take a look at publications about NAEP U.S. history. Explore the NAEP schedule of assessments.

How the NAEP U.S. History Assessment Works

Learn what the assessment measures and how it was developed. Learn who took the assessment and how it was administered. Explore sample questions from the assessment, and see how they were scored. Find out what students know and can do by looking at the NAEP U.S. history scale. Gain a greater understanding of the U.S. history scale by exploring the 2014 U.S. history item map. Find out what students should know and be able to do by viewing NAEP U.S. history achievement levels. Find out how to interpret the results of the assessment.

Using NAEP Data

Explore NAEP history assessment data in the NAEP Data Explorer. U.S. history 2006 restricted-use data are available for licensed researchers; other years and other NAEP microdata are also available.

Last updated 18 December 2017 (JA)