The National Assessment Governing Board sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Learn more about our work.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress — known as The Nation’s Report Card — is the largest continuing, nationally representative evaluation of education in the United States.
NAEP frameworks provide the blueprint for the content and design of each assessment. Learn how NAEP assessments are built.
The Nation’s Report Card informs the public about what U.S. students know and can do in a variety of subject areas.
An important role of the Board is setting achievement levels for NAEP assessments. Discover more about this process and what the achievement levels mean when it comes to measuring student achievement.
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The Governing Board works to continually increase NAEP’s impact as a resource for improving education. See some of our priority topics and initiatives.
Check out this video that documents the major milestones and evolution of the National Assessment of Educational Progress through more than five decades.
Read a statement from Chair Gov. Haley Barbour and Vice Chair Alice Peisch reflecting the consensus of the Board in support of rescheduling NAEP reading and mathematics assessments to 2022.
The Governing Board will hold its quarterly meeting and various committee meetings through December. Visit our meeting page for agendas, registration, and materials as they become available.
This video explores a troubling pattern in which the lowest performing students on NAEP show the largest declines in performance in both reading and mathematics at grades 4 and 8.
Chicago Public Schools has made great strides on NAEP. Discover more about student performance gains and how the district’s embrace of research and data to guide decisions has been central to improvement efforts.
The Secretary of Education appointed five members to the Governing Board for a four-year term. Find out more about this new class who will oversee The Nation's Report Card.
Students and teachers at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia explain why it’s important to understand civics.
Geography goes beyond maps. Students explain what geography really is and why it matters.
Students participating in the National History Day contest explain why it’s important to learn about U.S. history.