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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The Evolution of NAEP

The state of Kansas participates in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, otherwise known as the Nation’s Report Card. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is considered the “gold standard” of assessments.  It is the largest nationally representative assessment of what America’s students know and can do and it serves a different role than state assessments.  The NAEP assessments allow each state to be compared to national results and to evaluate progress over time. It informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in Kansas and in the United States.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is authorized and funded in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Each state and local educational agency (LEA) that receives Title 1 funding is required to participate in the reading and mathematics assessments if selected.  Kansas, as a state, receives Title 1 funding and all LEA’s in Kansas (Unified School Districts) also receive some Title 1 funds.  The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is responsible for the development, administration, scoring and reporting the results of these assessments. 

The NAEP provides policy makers and leaders at the federal and state level a measure to guide important decisions on educational resources and funding.  NAEP is not a high stakes assessment. It does not reveal a particular student’s or schools score.  It is an assessment completely independent of politics and education reform efforts and is the only yardstick currently available that reveals student achievement nationally, by state, and by large urban district. Used as a resource, NAEP is a window into the state of our educational system and what students are learning.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, arts-music and visual arts, civics, economics, geography, science, technology and engineering literacy, U.S. history, and writing.

Below you will find links to the main NAEP site and other information.

NAEP News in Schools

Measure Up - NAEP News for the School Community, Spring/Summer 2019Thank You!, The NAEP 2019-2020 Program, The NAEP 2020 Assessments, NAEP 2018 Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment (TEL), How NAEP Assesses TEL, Overall NAEP TEL Achievement Level Results, and NAEP TEL Sample Scenario-Based Task

NAEP 2022 and 2023 Assessments

Thank You for Participating!PDF

NAEP Aligned with the Kansas College and Career-Ready Standards

Frequently Asked Questions

Press Releases

NAEP 2017 Kansas Press Release 

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