Department of Defense Education Activity

Nations Report Card (NAEP)

Nations-report-cardThe National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in various subjects such as civics, mathematics, reading, and U.S. history. NAEP was first administered in 1969 to measure student achievement nationally. In 1990, NAEP was administered at the state level for the first time. Students in grades 4 and 8 are currently assessed at the national and state level in mathematics and reading every two years and in other subjects periodically. The results of NAEP are released as The Nation’s Report Card.

Why is NAEP considered the gold standard? From the development of assessment frameworks and questions to the reporting of results, NAEP delivers high technical quality and represents the best thinking of assessment and content specialists, state education staff, and teachers from around the nation. NAEP is a trusted resource that measures student progress and helps inform policy decisions that improve education in the United States.

Who participates in NAEP? The NAEP mathematics and reading assessments will be administered on sanitized tablets to students at grades 4 and 8. Results will be released at the national and state levels. Each student will be assessed in only one subject.

How are NAEP results reported? NAEP results are reported for different demographic groups rather than for individual students or schools. Within a school, just some of the student population participates, and student responses are combined with those from other participating students to produce the results.

For more information about DoDEA’s performance in NAEP, please visit https://www.dodea.edu/assessments/testReport/trSystem.cfm?dodaac=DODEA.

Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Students

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Facts for Principals

NAEP in DoDEA

NAEP Facts for Parents

NAEP Brochure for Parents

NAEP COVID-19 Protocols