National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Posted: Fri, 08/19/2011 - 9:16am Updated: Thu, 07/07/2016 - 1:56pm

NAEP Frameworks

The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) is an independent, bipartisan advisory board that includes governors, legislators, educators, and business representatives. THE NAGB selects the academic subject areas to be assessed on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and develops the content standards for those subjects. Content experts from the Indiana Department of Education have the opportunity to review all test questions prior to inclusion on the assessment.

To view information about NAEP policies, test development, history and current legislation about the national assessment, please visit

To view the content standards (Frameworks) for the subjects assessed by NAEP, go to and select "About NAEP" below the main bullets.

NAEP Sample Items

NAEP assessments include both multiple-choice and open-ended questions. View Demonstration Booklets containing sample questions and the entire background questionnaire for grades 4, 8, and 12.

To view released assessment questions, scoring guides, sample responses, and performance data for each question, click HERE and select Search Options. Then select a subject and grade, choose Continue, and select questions of interest.

The NAEP Question Tool will allow you to create testlets that include all of the items you select. This database provides answer keys for multiple choice items, scoring guides for constructed-response items, sample student responses, student performance results, and content classification (subscale reference) for all items.

Additional Resources


Mark O’Malley
NAEP Assessment Specialist
Office of Student Assessment
Direct: (317) 234-5600

NAEP Help Desk
Customer Support
Telephone: (800) 283-6237