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.
See our latest news, or register for an upcoming Governing Board event.
The Governing Board works to continually increase NAEP’s impact as a resource for improving education. See some of our priority topics and initiatives.
On August 20 at 2 pm ET, the Board is partnering with the American Association of Geographers and the National Center for Education Statistics to host a virtual workshop on getting the most out of NAEP data tools and the geography assessment results. Register here.
The Governing Board passed a resolution to advise the National Center for Education Statistics to continue preparation for NAEP Reading and Mathematics administration in 2021. Read the details here.
Our next meeting will be held virtually. Register for open sessions and download the agenda and materials here.
Our latest video, filmed at a January national literacy summit held by the Council of Chief State School Officers, features superintendents discussing how 2019 NAEP Reading data spurred action and informed strategies for improvement.
Learn more about our virtual release event, with experts using visual storytelling to discuss eighth-grade performance in these important subjects and what we can learn.
Our latest narrative reveals how state leaders used NAEP to inform their recently updated academic standards and state assessment, leading to improved performance.
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.