National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 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 reading, mathematics, and many other academic subjects. NAEP is a program of the U.S. Department of Education that provides information on state and national student achievement. It also provides information on how student achievement has changed over time. NAEP conducts state assessments at grades 4 and 8. They also conduct national assessments grades 4, 8, and 12. In addition, they conduct long-term trend assessments for 9, 13 and 17 year old students every four years. For more informational about NAEP, visit

The No Child Left Behind Act, passed by Congress in 2001, requires that states and districts receiving Title I federal funding (to aid educationally disadvantaged students) participate in NAEP reading and mathematics assessments at grades 4 and 8. Assessments in other subject areas, and at grade 12, are optional.

To find out how Texas students performed on NAEP assessments, please visit Nations Report Card

Resources for schools selected for NAEP 2015

School Coordinator Responsibilities: A Guide to MyNAEP 

Facts for Principals TBA (external link)

Facts for Principals Paper and Pencil (external link)

MyNAEP Registration Instructions

MyNAEP Tutorial (external link)

Student List Submission Instructions

An Introduction to NAEP (external link)

E-file Template (XLS)

An Overview of NAEP (external link)  

Submit Student List Tutorial (external link) 

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