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What is the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and the arts.



The Nation’s Report Card
Official NAEP Web site


Overview of NAEP
General overview of NAEP including National NAEP, State NAEP, The Trial Urban District (TUDA) Assessment, Long-Term Trend, and Special Studies


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NAEP
FAQs to answer general questions, including questions about the assessments and NAEP results


Current Activities
Description of the assessments that NAEP is currently administering in the state and nation


Schedule of Assessments
Schedule of state and national assessments for NAEP from 2004 to 2012