National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has served American educators as an information resource for more than 40 years, providing reliable profiles of what our students know and can do in key subject areas. The Nation’s Report Card, as it has come to be known, is the only ongoing project to monitor trends in our students’ achievement at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Starting in 1990, NAEP assessments have been conducted to give results to participating states. North Carolina has participated in the State NAEP assessments since 1990. The State NAEP assessments are conducted in mathematics, reading, science, and writing for grades 4 and 8.

NAEP does not provide scores for individual students or schools; instead, it offers results regarding subject-matter achievement, instructional experiences, and school environment for populations of students (e.g., fourth-graders) and subgroups of those populations (e.g., female students, Hispanic students). NAEP results are based on a representative sample of students.

Explore NAEP

Overview and Relevant Information

Overview and Relevant Information

What is the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)?

State Board of Education Policy TEST-001

NAEP and No Child Left Behind

State Profile for North Carolina (An overview of North Carolina's demographics and how North Carolina has performed on the State NAEP assessments.)

NAEP Data Explorer (NAEP Data Explorer provides tables of detailed results from NAEP's national and state assessments. Data is based on information gathered from the students, teachers, and schools that participated.)

NAEP Questions Tool (NAEP release questions each year. This site provides easy access to NAEP questions, students responses, and scoring guides that are released to the public. Both national and state data, where appropriate, are presented.)

Information for Parents (Answers to questions commonly asked by parents of students who have been selected to participate.)

2017 NAEP Reading and Math Results

2017 NAEP Reading and Math Results

North Carolina Grade 4 Reading Snapshot Report
Summary of how North Carolina grade 4 students performed on the 2017 NAEP reading assessment

North Carolina Grade 8 Reading Snapshot Report
Summary of how North Carolina grade 8 students performed on the 2017 NAEP reading assessment

North Carolina Grade 4 Mathematics Snapshot Report
Summary of how North Carolina grade 4 students performed on the 2017 NAEP mathematics assessment

North Carolina Grade 8 Mathematics Snapshot Report
Summary of how North Carolina grade 8 students performed on the 2017 NAEP mathematics assessment