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.
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Release Plan for the 2019 Nation’s Report Cards in Reading and Mathematics, Grade 12
Achievement Levels Work Plan
COVID-19 and Policy Implications for NAEP
Congressional Perspectives on COVID-19 and Implications for NAEP
Public Health Perspectives on NAEP 2021
Strategic Vision 2025
2025 NAEP Reading Framework Policy