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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

What is NAEP?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card, is the largest continuing, nationally representative measure of student achievement in core subjects in grades 4, 8, and 12. The assessments follow the frameworks developed by the National Assessment Governing Board which specifies what a student should know and be able to do in a given grade.  Since the assessments are administered uniformly across the nation, with the same set of test booklets, the NAEP results serve as a common yardstick.

NAEP 2015 Program Highlights

Assessment Window

  • January 26th - March 6th

Subjects Tested

  • Mathematics, Reading and Small sampling of Science

Grades Tested

  • 4, 8 and 12

Testing Modes

  • Paper/Pencil (PP) and pilot Technology-Based Assessments (TBA)

Session Duration

  • 90 minutes for PP; 120 minutes for TBA

Administration

  • All assessments are administered by a NAEP representative

Results

  • Fourth and eighth grade mathematics and reading will be reported on a National, State, and TUDA level.  Twelfth grade mathematics and reading will be reported on a National level only. Fourth, eighth and twelfth grade science will be reported on a National level.

2015 Resources for Participating School

NAEP Statewide Performance

NAEP informs the public about student achievement results, reveals trends over time, and compares performance among states, urban districts, and student demographic groups.  In addition to the District’s participation in the traditional NAEP testing program, DCPS participates in the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA). The District of Columbia receives National, State, and TUDA level results.

Mayor Gray

NAEP 2013 Results

2013 Snapshots
State Results 4th Grade Mathematics 8th Grade Mathematics
  4th Grade Reading 8th Grade Reading
TUDA Results 4th Grade Mathematics 8th Grade Mathematics
  4th Grade Reading 8th Grade Reading

Click here to view more videos of Secretary Arne Duncan, Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Executive Director Scott Pearson discussing 2013 NAEP Results.

NAEP FAQs (coming soon)

NAEP Resources

General Information
For Administrators
For Teachers
For Parents
For Students

NAEP Contact Info

Swea Hart
NAEP State Coordinator
swea.hart@dc.gov
(202) 374-7148

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Contact TTY: 
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Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm