The NAEP produces The Nation’s Report Card and is considered the gold standard for large-scale assessment. It is the largest nationally representative assessment of what U.S. students know and can do in key subjects, which allows Tennesseans to see how our students perform as compared to peers in other states.
Purpose & Use
Only a small sample of Tennessee of students in grades 4, 8, and 12 in select schools will take this test and tests in reading, math, social studies, and science. It is often called the Nation’s Report Card, measures Tennessee’s academic achievement against other states taking this tests.
Testing Window – January 28 – March 15, 2020
Results to Parents & Students
NAEP is not designed to show individual results. After students complete the assessment, their names are physically removed from the booklets and never leave their schools. Instead of reporting individual scores, NAEP reports overall results for the nation, the stats, and for demographic groups of students.