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.

Earth & space science is one of the content areas in our science assessment. Here's a sample task: Investigate what is c...
07/22/2021

Earth & space science is one of the content areas in our science assessment. Here's a sample task: Investigate what is causing river water to turn cloudy and test different methods for controlling soil erosion.

🌎 See how 8th-graders performed: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/science/sample-questions/clear-water/?grade=4

Earth & space science is one of the content areas in our science assessment. Here's a sample task: Investigate what is causing river water to turn cloudy and test different methods for controlling soil erosion.

🌎 See how 8th-graders performed: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/science/sample-questions/clear-water/?grade=4

Interested in learning more about the questions included in our assessments? Find examples, scoring guides, and performa...
07/20/2021

Interested in learning more about the questions included in our assessments? Find examples, scoring guides, and performance data for students across the nation in the NAEP Questions Tool: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nqt/

Interested in learning more about the questions included in our assessments? Find examples, scoring guides, and performance data for students across the nation in the NAEP Questions Tool: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/nqt/

Nationwide, 14% of 8th-graders reported that the statement, "Reading is one of my favorite activities," sounded exactly ...
07/18/2021

Nationwide, 14% of 8th-graders reported that the statement, "Reading is one of my favorite activities," sounded exactly like them. Seven states/jurisdictions had higher percentages. Was yours one of them? https://go.usa.gov/xFafE

Nationwide, 14% of 8th-graders reported that the statement, "Reading is one of my favorite activities," sounded exactly like them. Seven states/jurisdictions had higher percentages. Was yours one of them? https://go.usa.gov/xFafE

The National Indian Education Study (NIES) is designed to describe the condition of education for American Indian and Al...
07/15/2021

The National Indian Education Study (NIES) is designed to describe the condition of education for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States. Did you know? NIES has been conducted six times since it began in 2005. https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/blog/2019_nies_study.aspx

The National Indian Education Study (NIES) is designed to describe the condition of education for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States. Did you know? NIES has been conducted six times since it began in 2005. https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/blog/2019_nies_study.aspx

Are you attending the NASSP virtual conference? Be sure to stop by the NAEP booth. We are eager to answer your questions...
07/14/2021

Are you attending the NASSP virtual conference? Be sure to stop by the NAEP booth. We are eager to answer your questions and share NAEP materials! Learn more or register: https://www.principalsconference.org/

Are you attending the NASSP virtual conference? Be sure to stop by the NAEP booth. We are eager to answer your questions and share NAEP materials! Learn more or register: https://www.principalsconference.org/

Summer time = reading time! What kinds of materials does your child like to read? 42% of 8th-graders reported reading st...
07/13/2021

Summer time = reading time! What kinds of materials does your child like to read? 42% of 8th-graders reported reading stories or novels once a week or more in 2019, compared to 13% for biographies.

Explore more data on students' reading experiences: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading/survey-questionnaires/?grade=8

Summer time = reading time! What kinds of materials does your child like to read? 42% of 8th-graders reported reading stories or novels once a week or more in 2019, compared to 13% for biographies.

Explore more data on students' reading experiences: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/reading/survey-questionnaires/?grade=8

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...
07/13/2021

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

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

In 2019, 34% of 8th-graders performed at or above the NAEP Proficient level in math. 34% of 8th-graders also performed a...
07/12/2021

In 2019, 34% of 8th-graders performed at or above the NAEP Proficient level in math. 34% of 8th-graders also performed at or above the NAEP Proficient level in reading in 2019.

The NAEP Questions Tool lets you search thousands of questions from nine subject areas and filter results by grade, diff...
07/11/2021
How to Use the NAEP Questions Tool

The NAEP Questions Tool lets you search thousands of questions from nine subject areas and filter results by grade, difficulty, and more! Watch this video to learn how to use it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qysNXXtSS4&t=201s

In this webinar, Grady Wilburn, statistician at the National Center for Education Statistics, walks you through a feature of NAEP's Questions Tool.To go thro...

Do you know how NAEP assessments are developed? After the content and design are defined by the National Assessment Gove...
07/10/2021

Do you know how NAEP assessments are developed? After the content and design are defined by the National Assessment Governing Board, we at NCES create questions that are reviewed by educators, parents, & experts before including them in the assessment. More: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/assessment_process/

Do you know how NAEP assessments are developed? After the content and design are defined by the National Assessment Governing Board, we at NCES create questions that are reviewed by educators, parents, & experts before including them in the assessment. More: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/assessment_process/

As part of the 2019 reading assessment, 8th-graders reported how often their teachers ask them to identify the main idea...
07/09/2021

As part of the 2019 reading assessment, 8th-graders reported how often their teachers ask them to identify the main ideas when reading. Students whose teachers always or almost always asked them to do this scored higher than their peers. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/x6zme

As part of the 2019 reading assessment, 8th-graders reported how often their teachers ask them to identify the main ideas when reading. Students whose teachers always or almost always asked them to do this scored higher than their peers. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/x6zme

School Survey update: By the end of the school year, 98% of public schools with 4th/8th grade were offering at least som...
07/08/2021

School Survey update: By the end of the school year, 98% of public schools with 4th/8th grade were offering at least some in-person instruction and 63% were open for full-time in-person learning for ALL students. Enrollment details & more in the dashboard: https://ies.ed.gov/schoolsurvey/

School Survey update: By the end of the school year, 98% of public schools with 4th/8th grade were offering at least some in-person instruction and 63% were open for full-time in-person learning for ALL students. Enrollment details & more in the dashboard: https://ies.ed.gov/schoolsurvey/

Among 8th-graders who were eligible for the National School Lunch Program, 41% reported having over 25 books in their ho...
07/07/2021

Among 8th-graders who were eligible for the National School Lunch Program, 41% reported having over 25 books in their home in 2019, compared to 70% of the students who were not eligible. See the full NAEP reading results at: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/highlights/reading/2019/

Among 8th-graders who were eligible for the National School Lunch Program, 41% reported having over 25 books in their home in 2019, compared to 70% of the students who were not eligible. See the full NAEP reading results at: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/highlights/reading/2019/

Hispanic 4th-graders in Clark County (NV), Detroit, and Los Angeles scored higher on the 2019 NAEP math assessment than ...
07/06/2021

Hispanic 4th-graders in Clark County (NV), Detroit, and Los Angeles scored higher on the 2019 NAEP math assessment than they did in 2017. See how students in other student groups and states/jurisdictions scored here: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/mathematics/districts/groups/?grade=4&anchor=districts-gaps-scores

Hispanic 4th-graders in Clark County (NV), Detroit, and Los Angeles scored higher on the 2019 NAEP math assessment than they did in 2017. See how students in other student groups and states/jurisdictions scored here: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/mathematics/districts/groups/?grade=4&anchor=districts-gaps-scores

In 2019, 62% of lower-performing American Indian and Alaska Native 4th-graders reported having Internet access at home c...
07/04/2021

In 2019, 62% of lower-performing American Indian and Alaska Native 4th-graders reported having Internet access at home compared to 93% of their higher-performing peers.

More about AI/AN students' access & learning opportunities:https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2021018.pdf

In 2019, 62% of lower-performing American Indian and Alaska Native 4th-graders reported having Internet access at home compared to 93% of their higher-performing peers.

More about AI/AN students' access & learning opportunities:https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2021018.pdf

Twenty-two states performed significantly higher than the national average on the grade 8 math assessment in 2019. Check...
06/30/2021

Twenty-two states performed significantly higher than the national average on the grade 8 math assessment in 2019. Check out our State Profiles tool to see how your state performed in grade 4: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/profiles/stateprofile?chort=2&sub=MAT&sj=AL&sfj=NP&st=MN&year=2019R3

Twenty-two states performed significantly higher than the national average on the grade 8 math assessment in 2019. Check out our State Profiles tool to see how your state performed in grade 4: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/profiles/stateprofile?chort=2&sub=MAT&sj=AL&sfj=NP&st=MN&year=2019R3

The NCES Kids' Zone provides information, tools, games, and quizzes to help students and parents learn about schools, de...
06/29/2021
Kids' Zone

The NCES Kids' Zone provides information, tools, games, and quizzes to help students and parents learn about schools, decide on a college, and build mathematics skills. Learn more about visiting the Kids' Zone with your students this summer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJnhBHHDKvY

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...

Happy 141st birthday to American educator and activist, Helen Keller 🎉
06/27/2021

Happy 141st birthday to American educator and activist, Helen Keller 🎉

Happy 141st birthday to American educator and activist, Helen Keller 🎉

4th-graders who had more books in their home scored higher on the 2019 NAEP reading assessment than peers who had fewer ...
06/26/2021

4th-graders who had more books in their home scored higher on the 2019 NAEP reading assessment than peers who had fewer books at home. Encourage your students to pick up a book this summer break. https://go.usa.gov/x6wxx

4th-graders who had more books in their home scored higher on the 2019 NAEP reading assessment than peers who had fewer books at home. Encourage your students to pick up a book this summer break. https://go.usa.gov/x6wxx

Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2021! We're proud of all you’ve accomplished. Best wishes from all of us at t...
06/25/2021

Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2021! We're proud of all you’ve accomplished. Best wishes from all of us at the NAEP family!

Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2021! We're proud of all you’ve accomplished. Best wishes from all of us at the NAEP family!

NAEP will be attending the ASCD Annual Conference this week. Join our virtual session to learn what NAEP can tell us abo...
06/23/2021

NAEP will be attending the ASCD Annual Conference this week. Join our virtual session to learn what NAEP can tell us about students' and teachers' social and emotional well-being. You can also visit our booth at the virtual exhibit hall.

https://events.ascd.org/annual-conference

NAEP will be attending the ASCD Annual Conference this week. Join our virtual session to learn what NAEP can tell us about students' and teachers' social and emotional well-being. You can also visit our booth at the virtual exhibit hall.

https://events.ascd.org/annual-conference

Looking for ways to help your child continue learning over the summer? The NAEP Questions Tool is a free, online resourc...
06/22/2021
How to Use the NAEP Questions Tool

Looking for ways to help your child continue learning over the summer? The NAEP Questions Tool is a free, online resource that provides questions you can use to practice math, reading, science, and more with your children! Here is a tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qysNXXtSS4

In this webinar, Grady Wilburn, statistician at the National Center for Education Statistics, walks you through a feature of NAEP's Questions Tool.To go thro...

Today is World Music Day! 🎵 Do our nation's 8th-graders have access to music education? Most 8th-graders attended a scho...
06/21/2021

Today is World Music Day! 🎵 Do our nation's 8th-graders have access to music education? Most 8th-graders attended a school with a full-time specialist to teach music in 2016. See more results from the 2016 Arts assessment: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/arts_2016/#/music/opportunities-and-access

Today is World Music Day! 🎵 Do our nation's 8th-graders have access to music education? Most 8th-graders attended a school with a full-time specialist to teach music in 2016. See more results from the 2016 Arts assessment: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/arts_2016/#/music/opportunities-and-access

Are you attending the CCSSO virtual conference, June 21-23? Make sure to stop by the NAEP booth. We are eager to answer ...
06/21/2021

Are you attending the CCSSO virtual conference, June 21-23? Make sure to stop by the NAEP booth. We are eager to answer your questions and share NAEP materials! Learn more or register: https://ncsa.ccsso.org/

Are you attending the CCSSO virtual conference, June 21-23? Make sure to stop by the NAEP booth. We are eager to answer your questions and share NAEP materials! Learn more or register: https://ncsa.ccsso.org/

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