National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

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An Overview of NAEP

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), often called The Nation’s Report Card, is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students in public and private schools in the United States know and are able to do in various subjects. NAEP is a nationally representative assessment of students in mathematics, reading, science, writing, arts, civics, economics, geography, history, and Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).  Students in Maryland are assessed every two years in fourth and eighth grade reading and mathematics.

An Overview of NAEP

NAEP is a congressionally mandated program of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

The NAEP website provides more extensive information about the assessment.

NAEP results are available on The Nation’s Report Card website.

The NAEP website features many NAEP tools and applications designed to provide quick and easy access to NAEP assessment data, examples of the types of questions students answer, performance comparisons, and more.


Dr. Tamara L. Lewis
NAEP State Coordinator

Office: (410) 767-0074