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.
The Nation’s Report Card informs the public about what U.S. students know and can do in a variety of subject areas.
The Governing Board works to continually increase NAEP’s impact as a resource for improving education. See some of our priority topics and initiatives.
NAEP frameworks provide the blueprint for the content and design of each assessment. Learn how NAEP assessments are built.
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Frameworks describe the content and design of each NAEP subject area assessment.
An abridged version of the full assessment framework, written for a general audience.
Specifications describe the detailed blueprint used for constructing the assessment.
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Learn more about framework development