National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

CONTACT :: Andrea Faulkner , NAEP State Coordinator, Analysis and Reporting

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has served American educators as an information resource for more than 40 years, providing reliable profiles of what our students know and can do in key subject areas. The Nation’s Report Card, as it has come to be known, is the only ongoing project to monitor trends in our students’ achievement at the elementary, middle and high school levels. 

Explore NAEP and Capitalize on the Resources


What is the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)?
General overview of the Nation’s Report Card



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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Overview
This website contains information on the following:

  • The policy requiring participation in NAEP
  • Information for selected schools; procedures for how the NAEP sample is selected
  • FAQs about the NAEP sampling design
  • Information on the importance of participating in NAEP assessments


Motivational Streaming Videos for Teachers and Students
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a statistical agency within the U.S. Department of Education, developed these vidoes to inform teachers and students about NAEP, motivate students, and encourage teachers to support NAEP in their school.

  • Introducing NAEP to Teachers for Grades 4 and 8 (WMV | MOV) 10 MB
  • Introducing NAEP to Teachers for Grade 12 (WMV | MOV) 10 MB
  • Introducing NAEP to Students (WMV | MOV) 7 MB


North Carolina’s Results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Up to 2013
Reports on how North Carolina has performed on the most current NAEP assessments


CMS Results on the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) of Educational Progress
This report presents information on how students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have performed on the most current TUDA assessments.


Resources Promoting the Understanding of NAEP


Preparing for NAEP 2014 (ppt, 608kb)
PowerPoint to help prepare participating schools. Presentation provides an overview of NAEP and step-by-step guidance for preparing for NAEP.

2011 NAEP Preparations (ppt, 933kb)
Presentation outlines the activities before, during, and after the 2011 NAEP assessment.

Got NAEP? (ppt, 2.4mb)
Presentation demonstrates effective data and instructional tools.

Assessment Literacy (ppt, 884kb)
Presentation showcases NAEP background information and reporting tools.

Positioning Students for Success with NAEP Data: The Clear Route (ppt, 1.5mb)
Presentation captures the importance of positioning students for success while capitalizing on NAEP resources.

NAEP Glossary of Terms
A list of terms associated with NAEP

Pyramid(pdf, 248kb)

NAEP(pdf, 733kb)
Interactive activity

NAEP Tool Kit(ppt, 706kb) Assorted materials and activities available to promote assessment literacy

NAEP Spinner (pdf, 603kb) Interactive activity