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Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA)


Achievement in Urban School Districts

Introduction to TUDA

Our video infographic will give you the rundown on the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) and the value it brings to leaders nationwide.


The NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) results show how school districts are performing over time and compared with other participating districts.

The TUDA program was first funded by Congress in 2002. Through this program, NAEP has collected and reported student achievement data for participating large urban districts every other year since 2003. As congressional funding and interest in the program have increased, the number of districts voluntarily participating has grown to 27. 

Improving Student Achievement in Urban Districts

This panel of superintendents from our NAEP Day release event discuss NAEP and what they credit for their districts' success.



The following districts voluntarily participate in the Trial Urban District Assessment; review the eligibility criteria


Participating TUDA Districs: 2022

  • Albuquerque Public Schools (New Mexico)
  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Austin Independent School District (Texas)
  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (North Carolina)
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Clark County School District (Nevada)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • Dallas Independent School District
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • District Of Columbia Public Schools
  • Duval County Public Schools (Jacksonville, Florida)
  • Fort Worth Independent School District (Texas)
  • Fresno Unified School District (California)
  • Guilford County Schools (Greensboro, North Carolina)
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida)
  • Houston Independent School District
  • Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • New York City Public Schools
  • School District Of Philadelphia
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • Shelby County Schools (Memphis, Tennessee)