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The National Assessment Governing Board is an independent, bipartisan organization that oversees the National Assessment of Educational 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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    A Closer Look At NAEP

    View the latest one-pager from the Governing Board that provides a concise rundown of what, who and how the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) measures when it comes to student achievement. It also dispels common misconceptions about NAEP and provides resources that will guide you in exploring the nation's gold standard of assessment.

  • Newsletter: Fall/Winter Edition

    Newsletter: Fall/Winter Edition

    Read our latest newsletter, featuring the goals of our four newest Board members, the ins and outs of NAEP contextual variables, infographics and other resources, appearances of NAEP and the Board in the news and the education conversation, and the Board's chair on upcoming TUDA data.

  • The Nation's Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading; Nation, States, and Urban Districts

    See 2015 Math and Reading Results

    Visit our updated splash page to see our press release and download and share infographics on the results of The Nation's Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading - Nation, States, and Urban Districts

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    Funding Resolution for NAEP

    The Board approved a resolution declaring that a timely and significant increase of funds is necessary to ensure that The Nation's Report Card continues to provide the public with the nation's only continuous and objective measure of student progress. Read the resolution.

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    U.S. History Google Hangout

    View our latest Google Hangout featuring a variety of experts discuss history education in the context of scores from the 2014 NAEP U.S. history assessment and current trends in the education landscape. Tune in for a stimulating conversation!

  • Preview of NAEP 101 Video

    NAEP 101

    Check out the Governing Board's new video introduction to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation's Report Card. This animated video describes the wide range of subjects NAEP tests and how its results provide a unique and vital resource for improving academic achievement.

  • 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.

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