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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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  • Boy with backpack on - NAEP DATA BACKPACK 5 ways to use NAEP this school year

    NAEP Resources For Your School Year

    As classrooms all across the United States are getting underway, view our interactive data backpack: a collection of valuable tools, information and resources from The Nation's Report Card that parents, educators and students can use throughout the school year.

  • Grade 4 Computer Writing

    NAEP Grade 4 Writing on Computers

    View archived webinar, materials and a special interactive site of a special and and a special interactive site of a special and unprecedented NAEP study on how fourth graders nationwide performed writing tasks on computers. Explore insights this unprecedented assessment will offer to educators, policymakers and others about the future of computer-based assessments.

  • 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.

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