National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
CONTACT :: Dr. Iris Garner, NAEP State Coordinator, Testing Policies & Operations
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
Calendar-based resource crafted to highlight various NAEP resources while incorporating assessment literacy (click on images to see larger versions)
What is the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)?
General overview of the Nation’s Report Card
Why is your participation in NAEP so important?
When you participate in NAEP, you are helping measure educational progress across the nation. Not all students in the nation take the assessment; you were selected to represent hundreds of students just like you across our nation. To make sure that the NAEP results report just how much you and your peers have learned in your classes, it's essential that you participate in the assessment and try your best.
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)
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.
The NAEP Economics 2012 report provides results of the economics assessment in 2012 based on a nationally representative sample of nearly 11,000 twelfth-graders. Results from 2012 are compared with those from 2006 to investigate whether our nation's high school seniors are becoming increasingly literate in economics
Achievement Gaps (pdf, 1mb)
This report presents information on how Black and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
State Mapping Publication (pdf, 1.9mb)
Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto the NAEP Scales: 2009 report
2009 High School Transcript Study
The High School Transcript Study reports credits earned for three types of courses: core academic, other academic, and other courses.
2009 High School Transcript Study News Release (pdf, 250kb)
Trends Show More Rigorous Course-taking Among All Racial/Ethnic Groups
Participation in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
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
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
Selected schools will be participating in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 2011. The testing window is April 4-May 27. The TIMSS brochure and Summary of Activities below illustrate the purpose, key findings, and corresponding activities.
- TIMSS Website
- Overview of International Assessments (ppt, 23.4mb)
- TIMSS Brochure (pdf, 1.8mb)
- Summary of Activities for School Coordinators (pdf, 49kb)
- TIMSS PowerPoint presentation provides important information about the assessment and associated processes. (ppt, 218kb)
- TIMSS grade 4 mathematics questions (pdf, 1.2mb)
- TIMSS grade 8 science questions (pdf, 1.3mb)
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Resources
Additional resources 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.
Promoting the Understanding of NAEP
- School Posters
- Bookmarks : Assorted NAEP questions with corresponding student responses and scoring guides
- Summer Library Presentations: An interactive NAEP presentation for the participants of the Chatham County libraries summer reading program
- NAEP Summer Reading Log (pdf, 108kb): Explore NAEP and capture the magic of reading.
- A Partnership with Hoke County Library
Resources crafted to provide a deeper understanding of assessment and accountability.
- NAEP Glossary of Terms
- A list of terms associated with NAEP
- Interactive activity
Bingo (pdf, 733kb)
- Interactive activity
- NAEP Tool Kit
- Assorted materials and activities available to promote assessment literacy
- NAEP Spinner
- Interactive activity