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 2020

2019-2020 Facts for Districts

An Overview of NAEP (external link) 

 NAEP 2019 - 2020 Facts for Principals School Coordinator Responsibilities_A Guide to MyNAEP 2020
MyNAEP Registration Instructions 

E-file Template (XLS)

E-file Instructions Age 9 (PDF)

E-file Instructions Age 13 (PDF)

E-file Instructions Age 17 (PDF)

2019 - 2020 NAEP in Your School

Provide School Information (external link)

An Introduction to NAEP (external link) 

Submit Student List Tutorial (external link)

Exploring On Your Own

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More Links

Use the links below to find more information on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Contact Information

For additional information, contact:

Student Assessment Division
1701 North Congress Avenue
Room 3-122A
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-9536