National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
NAEP, commonly referred to as "The Nation’s Report Card," is the largest nationally representative assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas including mathematics, reading, and science.
Since the same test booklets are used across the nation, NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states and selected urban districts. The assessment stays essentially the same from year to year, providing a clear picture of student academic progress over time. Learn more about NAEP from the National Center for Education Statistics.
In 2013, Tennessee students became the fastest improving in the country, posting bigger NAEP gains than students in any other state.
Facts about the 2015 NAEP in Tennessee
- Grades 4, 8, and 12 participate in the assessment.
- The subjects assessed by NAEP are math, reading, and science.
- Testing occurs between January 26 and March 6.
- The results of the assessment are posted to The Nation’s Report Card
Questions about NAEP
- How are schools and students chosen for NAEP?
- What kinds of questions does NAEP ask?
- Why is participation in NAEP important?