Name of Assessment: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Assessment Dates: January 28-March 15, 2020
Purpose: to compare student achievement in states and other jurisdictions and to track changes in achievement of fourth and eighth graders over time in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, Science, Writing, the Arts, Civics, Economics, Geography, US History, and Technology & Engineering Literacy (TEL)
Grade Levels: 4; 8
Description: The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationaly representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.
Mandated by: Tennessee Department of Education
Use of Results: The reports and data derived from the NAEP assessment are used for a variety of purposes by education leaders, policymakers, the press, curriculum specialists, teachers, researchers, and others.
Sharing Results: NAEP does not provide individual scores for the students or schools assessed. Instead, NAEP provides results about subject-matter achievement, instructional experiences, and school environment, and reports these results for populations of students (e.g., fourth-graders) and subgroups of specific populations. These results are reported approximately six months after testing.
Grade: Results are not used for student grades on this assessment.