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"In the 21st Century, the century our children will live in – the century they will, in fact, shape – media literacy will not be a luxury; it will be a necessity."
–Linda Ellerbee, journalist and television producer
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    NAEP Question Tool

    The NAEP Questions Tool (NQT) provides access to over 2000 released questions from NAEP assessments in all NAEP subject areas. You can choose questions appropriate for what you are teaching to test your students or yourself.

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    Go to NAEP Question Tool

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    State Profiles

    Create tables that compare states/jurisdictions based on average scale scores for public school students within a single assessment year, or that compare the change in performance between two assessment years. The results can be shown on maps, and there is a comprehensive Help system. See all States

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    TUDA Profiles

    TUDA Profiles’ as headline: Results from the NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) make it possible to compare the performance of students in 21 urban districts to public school students in large cities. Results include mathematics, reading, writing, and science for grades 4 and 8.

    See TUDA Profiles.

    Read about our most recent TUDA cities added for 2011 assessments and the history of the program.

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    Recent NAEP Releases

    The Governing Board coordinates the release event of each NAEP Report Card. See a list of the most recent releases, complete with multimedia materials.


Welcome to NAEP Information for Media.  These webpages were designed to give journalists easy access to useful data about student achievement and other NAEP products and services.  Visit our newsroom for more relevant and timely content.

NAEP is the only continuing source of national data on student achievement at grades 4, 8, and 12 in key subjects.  

NAEP is also the only source of comparable state-level achievement results in reading, mathematics, science and writing.

In addition, 21 large urban districts voluntarily participate in the NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment program (TUDA).

Find data for your state or participating urban district.

Check out a list of NAEP Resources you might find useful.

Find out what subjects will be tested when by reading our assessment schedule.

Learn some basics about the Governing Board and NAEP on our FAQ page

Tools for Journalists

NAEP online data tools screenshotOnline data tools for NAEP allow reporters to dig deeper into the assessment. Use the Questions Tool to view NAEP questions by subject, while also assembling student responses, scoring guides, and performance data from NAEP assessment.

NAEP data explorer tools screenshotData Explorer:  Create statistical tables, charts, and maps on NAEP reports and special studies.  

State Comparisons tool screenshotState Comparisons: Create tables and maps that compare scores in states and jurisdictions for selected groups of public school students within a single year, or compare the change in performance between two years.