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 at 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

NAEP 2021

NAEP 2021 School and Teacher Questionnaire Study, is a special study related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education. NAEP’s goal for the study is to fill critical gaps in the current knowledge on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education across regions, TUDA districts, and states. The focus of the study will be to understand how topics such as technology use and access, resources for learning and instruction, organization of instruction, teacher preparation, and self-efficacy (related to delivering remote instruction) affect education across the nation. 

The administration of the survey will occur February 15 through March 26, 2021 and will be delivered via an online questionnaire. Fourth- and eighth-grade mathematics and reading teachers and school administrators from schools sampled for the postponed NAEP 2021 assessment will be asked to participate in the study. As you may recall, samples for the assessments were reduced.  The administration of the study will utilize this reduced sample, which would be approximately 90 schools per state. These schools were previously recruited for the NAEP 2021 student assessment




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Contact Information

For additional information, contact:

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