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What Is NAEP?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), otherwise known as the Nation's Report Card, informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of NAEP, a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time. The Nation's Report Card compares performance among states, urban districts, public and private schools, and student demographic groups. NAEP is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and has been conducted since 1969.

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