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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a measure of student achievement that allows you to compare the performance of students in the State with that of students across the nation or in other states. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

The NAEP tests students in grades four, eight, and twelve in subjects such as reading, writing, math, and science. Most school districts are required to take part in NAEP, but it is voluntary at the student level. A small number of schools are required to take part in the test.

  • For more information about NAEP, contact your local school district.
  • The NAEP - CalEdFacts page provides a more detailed overview of the exam.
  • The links and information below were developed for educators directly involved with the NAEP and audiences interested in NAEP results at the state level.

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