National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) The gold standard of assessment, NAEP is the largest continuing and nationally representative measure of what our nation’s students know and can do.

NAEP is a U.S. Department of Education program, congressionally authorized to measure student achievement. The results of NAEP are released as The Nation’s Report Card, and are available for the nation, states, and in some cases, urban districts. Teachers, principals, parents, policymakers, and researchers all use NAEP results to assess progress and develop ways to improve education in the United States.

On this day in 1789, Congress established the U.S. Treasury as the third Presidential Cabinet department. 💵 See if your ...
09/02/2020

On this day in 1789, Congress established the U.S. Treasury as the third Presidential Cabinet department. 💵 See if your high schooler can answer this NAEP U.S. history item about Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury Secretary: http://nces.ed.gov/NationsReportCard/nqt/link/itemlist/163531

8th-graders who reported their English teacher always or almost always had them identify the main ideas of a passage sco...
08/31/2020

8th-graders who reported their English teacher always or almost always had them identify the main ideas of a passage scored 39 points higher in reading in 2019 than their peers who reported never or hardly ever being asked. https://go.usa.gov/xf2cg

08/30/2020
Kids' Zone

Have you heard of the NCES Kids' Zone?

➡️ Educational games and tasks
➡️ Info about schools and colleges
➡️ Fast facts at your fingertips

Watch our video to find out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJnhBHHDKvY&t=5s

Explore the many tools and features of the newly redesigned NCES Kids' Zone web site, which provides detailed information on America's schools and colleges f...

In 2019, average reading scores for the nation were 1 point lower in 4th-grade and 3 points lower in 8th-grade than in 2...
08/29/2020

In 2019, average reading scores for the nation were 1 point lower in 4th-grade and 3 points lower in 8th-grade than in 2017. What do you think results will show in future years?

Explore more results from the 2019 math report card: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/highlights/reading/2019//

We are hiring proctors to conduct NAEP assessments in 2021. These are paid, temporary positions from January to March 20...
08/28/2020

We are hiring proctors to conduct NAEP assessments in 2021. These are paid, temporary positions from January to March 2021. Interested in getting involved? Learn more and receive application instructions at http://www.WorkNAEP.com/

NAEP is more than just an assessment—it’s a resource that informs policy and practice in our nation’s schools and public...
08/27/2020

NAEP is more than just an assessment—it’s a resource that informs policy and practice in our nation’s schools and public offices.

On this day in 1991, the USSR suspended all communist party activities. Use these NAEP U.S. history resources to see how...
08/26/2020

On this day in 1991, the USSR suspended all communist party activities. Use these NAEP U.S. history resources to see how much your child/student knows about the Cold War!

What does NAEP Proficient performance look like for science? Reading? NAEP item maps provide examples of the knowledge a...
08/24/2020

What does NAEP Proficient performance look like for science? Reading? NAEP item maps provide examples of the knowledge and skills students are likely to have at different performance levels. https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/itemmaps/

How does student achievement compare based on the kind of school students go to, their parents' education levels, or the...
08/22/2020

How does student achievement compare based on the kind of school students go to, their parents' education levels, or their status as English language learners? Find out in the NAEP Data Explorer: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/ndecore/

Tomorrow! Learn about the valuable information available from data tools and how researchers, teachers, policymakers and...
08/19/2020

Tomorrow! Learn about the valuable information available from data tools and how researchers, teachers, policymakers and others can use NAEP data to provide context & insight into geography achievement. Register for our event with NAGB and the American Association of Geographers: http://cloud.nagb-gov.org/geo-workshop-reg

Don’t miss our upcoming virtual workshop with NAGB and the American Association of Geographers, “Digging Deeper into K-1...
08/18/2020

Don’t miss our upcoming virtual workshop with NAGB and the American Association of Geographers, “Digging Deeper into K-12 Geography Achievement and Why It Matters: A NAEP Data Workshop.” http://cloud.nagb-gov.org/geo-workshop-reg

NAEP gives private schools a voice in the national conversation about education. If you teach in a private school, check...
08/17/2020

NAEP gives private schools a voice in the national conversation about education. If you teach in a private school, check out this fact sheet to learn more about NAEP and why private school participation is critical.https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/participating/pdfs/2019_2020_facts_for_teachers_private.pdf

Our event, “Digging Deeper into K-12 Geography Achievement and Why It Matters: A NAEP Data Workshop,” is less than a wee...
08/16/2020

Our event, “Digging Deeper into K-12 Geography Achievement and Why It Matters: A NAEP Data Workshop,” is less than a week away! Join us, NAGB and the American Association of Geographers, for a dynamic discussion -- register here: http://cloud.nagb-gov.org/geo-workshop-reg

Did you miss our social studies reports earlier this year? 8th-graders' NAEP scores in U.S. history and geography declin...
08/16/2020

Did you miss our social studies reports earlier this year? 8th-graders' NAEP scores in U.S. history and geography declined from 2014 to 2018. Civics scores were unchanged. Learn more about the latest results: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/media.aspx

DYK how NAEP assessments are developed? After the content and design are defined by our governing board, we at NCES crea...
08/15/2020

DYK how NAEP assessments are developed? After the content and design are defined by our governing board, we at NCES create questions that are reviewed by educators, parents, and experts before including them in the assessment. More about the process: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/assessment_process/

Teachers, did you know you can access thousands of free questions for different grades and subjects with the NAEP questi...
08/14/2020

Teachers, did you know you can access thousands of free questions for different grades and subjects with the NAEP questions tool? You can even make an online quiz for your students:
https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nqt/

We’re hosting a virtual workshop with NAGB and the American Association of Geographers, “Digging Deeper into K-12 Geogra...
08/13/2020

We’re hosting a virtual workshop with NAGB and the American Association of Geographers, “Digging Deeper into K-12 Geography Achievement and Why It Matters: A NAEP Data Workshop.” Register to join us at 2 p.m. (ET) on August 20: http://cloud.nagb-gov.org/geo-workshop-reg

On this day in 1945, Japan's surrender was announced, effectively ending World War II. In light of the anniversary, see ...
08/12/2020

On this day in 1945, Japan's surrender was announced, effectively ending World War II. In light of the anniversary, see if your 8th-graders can answer these WWII-related questions from our US history assessment.

Parents, thanks for all you do to support your child's learning! NAEP data show that 8th-graders who reported talking ab...
08/11/2020

Parents, thanks for all you do to support your child's learning! NAEP data show that 8th-graders who reported talking about their studies at home once a week or more scored higher than those who did so less often. https://go.usa.gov/xf7tN

Working on education-related research? With the NCES Bibliography Search Tool, you can search for citations from journal...
08/10/2020

Working on education-related research? With the NCES Bibliography Search Tool, you can search for citations from journal articles that have used data from 18 NCES research programs. https://nces.ed.gov/bibliography/

Happy Book Lovers Day! 📚 Nationally, 42% of 8th-graders in public schools reported reading stories or novels outside of ...
08/09/2020

Happy Book Lovers Day! 📚 Nationally, 42% of 8th-graders in public schools reported reading stories or novels outside of school at least once a week in 2019.

See the percentage for your state: https://go.usa.gov/xdv7K

08/07/2020
Private Schools and NAEP: A National Conversation

"[Children in private schools] are part of the American family and you can not have a compressive picture of education in this country without including those students." Learn more about why private school participation in NAEP assessments is important: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLs7_L7pGgs&t=57s

Learn more about the pivotal role that private schools play in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the value of NAEP to private schools, ...

Looking for data on K-12 achievement and how it relates to factors in and out of the classroom? We have what you need! U...
08/06/2020

Looking for data on K-12 achievement and how it relates to factors in and out of the classroom? We have what you need! Use the NAEP Data Explorer to explore five decades of educational data: https://nationsreportcard.gov/ndecore/landing

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The purpose of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)'s social media pages are to share factual information regarding the assessment and results. We encourage your comments, ideas and concerns. Please note, however, that federal law requires NAEP maintain the confidentiality of participating schools, students, and their families; as such, we cannot engage on social media with users who personally identify themselves, their children, or their schools as participating in the assessment. NCES reserves the right to modify this policy at any time and expressly reserves the right to remove comments from its pages. All comments on NAEP social media pages are reviewed. NAEP retains the right to remove or not remove comments. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect and dignity. Comments will be removed if they: • contain vulgar or abusive language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups • promote services or products (non-commercial links that are relevant to the blog post or comment are acceptable) • are clearly "off topic," or "spam" • make unsupported accusations • reference federal employees by name • violate the laws of the United States or the policies of the U.S. Department of Education We won't edit comments to remove objectionable content, so please be sure that your comments contain none of the above. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include other personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. This is in addition to refraining from personally identifying yourself as a NAEP participant. If you do voluntarily include your name in a comment, which we generally do not recommend, that comment may or may not be removed. Under no circumstances will comments be allowed to remain that contain Social Security numbers, addresses, email address, phone numbers, or similar personally identifiable information. Questions you post for NAEP may not be answered here. If you have a question for us, please visit our Contact Us page at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/contactus.aspx. If you're a reporter please contact us at (202) 245-8159 or by mail at National Center for Education Statistics, Assessment Division, 4th Floor, ATTENTION: Grady Wilburn or Daniel McGrath 525 12th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

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