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 http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/.
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
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)
|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
Need to analyze National Assessment of Educational Progress data using graphs and charts? Want to view test design and sample items? Need to compare achievement between states and demographic groups?
Use the links below to find more information on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
- Learn more about the National Assessment Governing Board who oversees NAEP (external link)
- View the latest NAEP News (external link)
- View the NAEP calendar of assessments through 2024 (external link)
- NAEP FAQs (external link)
For additional information, contact:
Student Assessment Division
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701