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The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent, bipartisan organization that oversees the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card.
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As leaders at all levels make important decisions on education policy and funding, easy access to useful data about student achievement by nation, state, and urban district is important. The Governing Board, whose membership consists of local and state policymakers, provides direct links to results and resources for The Nation’s Report Card.

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The Governing Board created an Ad Hoc Committee on NAEP Parent Engagement, whose recommendations include strategies to increase parent awareness about the urgency to improve student achievement and reduce achievement gaps by race, ethnicity and income levels. We also offer parents a host of information and resources about The Nation’s Report Card and student performance.

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Teachers, principals, researchers and others can explore the many facets of The Nation’s Report Card, which informs us how our students are performing at the national, state, and district level. NAEP results, test questions, frameworks, and instructional factors can be accessed and used. You can even test yourself and your students in important subjects that NAEP covers.

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The economy and the workforce are intricately linked to education quality and job skills training. Recognizing the link, the Governing Board developed a new Business Policy Task Force, which provides input to the Board in shaping policy for NAEP and in expanding outreach to the business community. Discover other resources and programs relevant to industry leaders.

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The Nation’s Report Card is the country’s largest nationally representative assessment, whose results in key subject areas have extensively been covered in print, broadcast and online outlets. NAEP provides not only results from reports but also opportunities for journalists to explore data and background variables to analyze student performance in variety of ways.

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  • May 7 Release Event on NAEP Grade 12

    May 7 Release Event on NAEP Grade 12

    Get details about our release event and livestream on May 7 at 10 a.m. (EDT) to release the findings of The Nation's Report Card: 2013 Mathematics and Reading, Grade 12. Those in the Washington, DC area can register to attend the live event at Dunbar High School. Those who are remote can register to watch the livestream.

  • March 13 Facebook Chat on TUDA and Hispanic Achievement

    March 13 Facebook Chat on Hispanic Achievement

    View the rich conversation from our March 13 Facebook chat on the educational and policy implications of Hispanic performance on The Nation's Report Card: 2013 Mathematics and Reading- Trial Urban District Assessment. Florida Senator and Board Member Anitere Flores and Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President of Programs with National Council of La Raza, answered numerous questions and comments on this important issue.

  • NAGB 25th Anniversary logo

    Governing Board 25th Anniversary Symposium

    The National Assessment Governing Board hosted a Feb. 26 symposium from 1-5 p.m. (ET) to celebrate its 25th anniversary and role in setting policy for The Nation's Report Card.

    Visit our dedicated site for agenda, topics, speakers, panels, logistics, and the livestream for this exciting event.

  • State and Urban District Charts

    New Interactive Maps for States and Urban Districts

    View interactive maps that compare student performance on NAEP in all 50 states and 21 large urban school districts to achievement trends across the nation in reading and mathematics at grades 4 and 8. The maps also feature charts on achievement gaps by race/ethnicity and links to online tools to more NAEP data and resources.

  • The Education Summit for Parent Leaders January 13, 2014

    View Special Site and App for Education Summit for Parent Leaders

    Visit our special site dedicated to the Education Summit for Parent Leaders, convened on January 13. The Governing Board hosted this unique one-day summit, which featured a panel of nationally recognized speakers, that provided nearly 150 parent leaders from across the country with a forum to think deeply about urgent steps needed to improve student achievement and eliminate persistent achievement gaps. You will be able to see materials, resources, videos, and a free downloadable app. Stay tuned for a closed captioned recording of the event.

  • New Date and Time for NAEP 2013 Reading and Math Webinar: November 7 at 10 A.M. (ET)

    The Next Generation: NAEP Goes Digital

    View materials and the brand new site for The Nation's Report Card: 2013 Mathematics and Reading, Grades 4 and 8. See report results, a press release, panelist statements, and a link to the brand new interactive website for The Nation's Report Card. The updated format makes it possible to see math and reading results side by side for the first time, and features dynamic videos that will guide visitors on how to easily explore and interpret results.

  • Secretary Arne Duncan

    Secretary Duncan on NAEP Academic Preparedness

    Watch a video from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the importance of NAEP serving as an indicator of preparedness for college and job training.

    The video was show at the July 9 NAEP 12th Grade Academic Preparedness symposium, the final in a series held throughout the country. See materials from other symposia below:
    Tallahassee; JacksonNashville; Boston; and Sacramento

  • Video Screenshot of new TEL Video

    New Video for Technology and Engineering Literacy

    Ahead of the new NAEP assessment of Technology & Engineering Literacy (TEL), watch a new video featuring Governing Board member Alan Friedman, who explains why this unprecedented national test is so important.

    See an interactive example of a task from TEL.

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