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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP),
known as the "Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally
representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and
can do in reading, mathematics, and many other academic subjects. NAEP is a
program of the U.S. Department of Education that provides information on state
and national student achievement. It also provides information on how student
achievement has changed over time. State assessments are conducted at grades 4
and 8. National assessments are conducted at grades 4, 8, and 12. In addition,
long-term trend assessments are conducted for 9, 13 and 17 year old students
every four years. For more informational about NAEP, visit http://nationsreportcard.gov/.
The No Child Left
Behind Act, passed by Congress in 2001, requires that states and districts
receiving Title I federal funding (to aid educationally disadvantaged students)
participate in NAEP reading and mathematics assessments at grades 4 and 8.
Assessments in other subject areas, and at grade 12, are optional.
find out how Texas students performed on NAEP assessments, please visit Nations
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Use the links below to find more information on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
additional information, contact:
Student Assessment Division
North Congress Avenue, Room 3-122A
Austin, Texas 78701