National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Known as "the Nation's Report Card," NAEP is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. NAEP does not provide scores for individual students or schools; instead, it offers results regarding subject-matter achievement for populations of students (e.g., fourth-graders) and groups within those populations (e.g., female students, Hispanic students). National and state NAEP results are based on a sample of such student populations.

2015 NAEP Assessment Window

The NAEP 2015 assessments are being administered to students in grades 4, 8, and 12 in public and private schools across the country; between January 26 to March 6, 2015. Students will take NAEP assessments in mathematics, reading, and science. Results will be released as The Nation’s Report Card at the national, state, and district levels for grades 4 and 8; grade 12 results will be released at the national level only. Learn more about NAEP 2015 Participation.

Students will spend about 90 minutes completing the assessment, including answering questions in one subject area and answering questions about themselves and their educational experiences. Each school principal and the teachers of the subjects being assessed will also complete a questionnaire. School principals are essential partners in NAEP, by working closely with students, teachers and staff and explaining why the assessment is important.

For more information or questions about NAEP administration in Vermont, please contact Andrew Hudacs at (802) 479-1366 or andrew.hudacs@state.vt.us.

Reports

To view more comprehensive NAEP results (including results from other states) as well as sample test questions and details of the assessment administration, visit http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/.

Questions?

Andrew Hudacs at andrew.hudacs@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1366

Page Last Updated on February 6, 2015