Posted: Fri, 08/19/2011 - 9:16am Updated: Mon, 05/14/2018 - 1:12pm


The National Assessment of Educational Progress is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas. Beginning in 2017, NAEP will be administered for the first time across the nation through an online platform using NAEP technology. As NAEP transitions from paper and pencil to online test administrations, the effects of technology on assessments will be analyzed, and technical studies and reports will be provided to help explain the trend over time. NAEP will continue to remain an important common metric for all states and selected urban districts. Results are reported on the Nation's Report Card website.

To view information about the Nation’s Report card, and the 2015 mathematics results, click

To view information about the Nation’s Report card, and the 2015 reading results, click

To view information about NAEP policies, test development, history and current legislation about the national assessment, please visit the National Assessment Governing Board Website. To view the content standards (Frameworks) for the subjects assessed by NAEP, click here: frameworks

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 review released paper and pencil assessment questions, scoring guides, sample responses, and performance data for each questions, click here  , click on “Search NAEP Questions,”  then select a subject and grade, choose continue, and select questions of interest. Digitally Based Assessment items, scoring guides, sample responses, and performance data will be available in Fall 2017. 

The NAEP Question Tool will allow you to create testlets that include 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. Digitally Based Assessment testlets will be available in Fall 2017.


Mark O’Malley
NAEP Specialist
Office of Student Assessment
Direct: (317) 234-5276

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