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National Assessment of Educational Progress (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 District of Columbia participates in the NAEP assessment biennially. The assessments follow the frameworks developed by the National Assessment Governing Board, which specify 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 digital equipment and test booklets, NAEP results serve as a common measure of academic achievement.

To learn more about the NAEP assessment and resources available to educators and families, please explore the resources below.

NAEP 2022 Administration Resources

Test Design

To learn more about how NAEP assessments are designed, see the “How the NAEP mathematics Assessment Works” and the “How the NAEP Reading Assessment Works” section of the NAEP Reading Assessment page. For information on other tested NAEP subject areas like science and US history, please select them from the NAEP Subject Areas page.

Practice Tests and Tutorials

Tutorials (coming soon)

Practice Tests
Grade 4 sample questions, grade 8 sample questions, and grade 12 sample questions. If you are looking for a more complete or comprehensive release of previous NAEP questions, visit the NAEP Questions Tool (NQT).

Test Results

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 of Columbia’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 results.

Overview of Results 

District of Columbia 2022 Results Overview Presentation.

State Results for the District of Columbia

TUDA Results for DC Public Schools

Additional information and results can be found on the NAEP website.

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