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. Visit NAEP's website for more information.

Beginning with the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 2002 and continuing with the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015, states applying for Title I funds must include in their applications an assurance that they will comply with all requirements of ESSA, including participation in biennial NAEP mathematics and reading assessments at grades 4 and 8.

To find out how Texas students performed on NAEP, please visit The Nation's Report Card.

NAEP 2023–2024

NAEP assessments in the 2023–2024 school year include assessments in mathematics, reading and science. The 2024 mathematics and reading assessments will provide national results for grades 4, 8, and 12 and state and Trial Urban District (TUDA) level results for grades 4 and 8. The NAEP science assessment will provide national results for grade 8.

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

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