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National Assessment of Educational Progress

Testing Schedule

NAEP assessments are typically conducted during a six-week testing window from the last week of January through the first week of March. National NAEP provides information on student performance nationally. State NAEP provides information on student performance for individual states.

NAEP Schedule of Assessments - Approved May 15, 2010
YearNationalState
2005 Reading
MATHEMATICS
Science
High School Transcript Study
Reading (4, 8)
MATH (4, 8)
Science (4, 8)
2006 U.S. History
Civics
ECONOMICS (12)
 
2007 Reading (4, 8)
Mathematics (4, 8)
Writing (8, 12)
Reading (4, 8)
Math (4, 8)
Writing (8)
2008 Arts (8)
Long-term trend
 
2009 READING
Mathematics*
SCIENCE**
High School Transcript Study
READING (4, 8, 12)
Math (4, 8, 12)
SCIENCE (4, 8)
2010 U.S. History
Civics
Geography
 
2011 Reading (4, 8)
Mathematics (4, 8)
Science (8)
WRITING (8, 12)**
Reading (4, 8)
Math (4, 8)
Science (8)
2012 Economics (12)
Long-term trend
 
2013 Reading
Mathematics
WRITING (4)**
Reading (4, 8, 12)
Math (4, 8, 12)
2014 U.S. History
Civics
Geography
TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING LITERACY (8) **
 
2015 Reading
Mathematics
Science**
High School Transcript Study
Reading (4, 8, 12)
Math (4, 8, 12)
Science (4, 8, 12)
2016 Arts (8)
Long-term trend
 
2017 Reading
Mathematics
Writing**
Reading (4, 8, 12)
Math (4, 8, 12)
Writing (4, 8, 12)

*New framework for grade 12 only.
**Assessments involving test administration by computer.
Notes:

  1. Grades tested are 4, 8, and 12 unless otherwise indicated, except that long-term trend assessments sample students at ages 9, 13, and 17 and are conducted in reading and mathematics.
  2. Subjects in BOLD ALL CAPS indicate the year in which a new framework is implemented or assessment year for which the Board will decide whether a new or updated framework is needed.
  3. In 2009, 12th grade assessments in reading and mathematics at the state level will be conducted as a pilot in 11 volunteering states.
  4. The Governing Board intends to conduct assessments at the 12th grade in World History and Foreign Language during the assessment period 2018-2022.

For the complete NAEP assessment schedule, visit NAGB website, and select the "About NAEP" tab in the left-hand margin.



Last Updated: June 30, 2010
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