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2020 NAEP Long-Term Trend Release

How has student performance in mathematics and reading changed over the last 50 years? Find out by exploring the 2020 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Long-Term Trend assessment results!

Since its debut in the 1970s, the NAEP Long-Term Trend assessment has measured student performance in mathematics and reading, serving as the nation’s only continuous source of data on student achievement through a half-century.

The 2020 NAEP Long-Term Trend results were released through a video featuring insights from Peggy Carr, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics; Eric Hanushek, an economist, education researcher, and Governing Board member; and Lesley Muldoon, executive director of the Governing Board.

Watch the video below to gain insights from the 2020 NAEP Long-Term Trend results!

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The NAEP Long-Term Trend assessment will be administered to 9-year-olds again in the 2021-22 school year and main NAEP assessments will be administered in 2022. Both reports will allow NAEP to capture student performance as schools begin to emerge from pandemic-related disruptions.