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Photo of a young boy touching the Liberty Bell.Policies

The National Assessment Governing Board is charged with setting policies that affect the general direction and the specific development of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Major Governing Board policies are listed below. These policies govern which subjects are tested and the content and methodology of current and future assessments.

 

 


 

Achievement Levels

Developing Student Performance Levels for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (PDF)


Assessment Development

Framework Development (PDF)

Item Development and Review (PDF)


General Policies for the National Assessment of Educational Progress

General Policy: Conducting and Reporting The National Assessment of Educational Progress (PDF)


Improving the National Assessment of Educational Progress

The Future of 12th Grade NAEP: Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Planning for NAEP 12th Grade Assessments in 2009 (PDF)

NAEP 12th Grade Participation and Motivation: Preliminary Recommendations (PDF)

Redesigning the National Assessment of Educational Progress (PDF)


Program Administration

Trial Urban District Assessment: Eligibility Criteria and Selection Procedures (PDF)

List of Eligible TUDA Districts

Below-State NAEP (PDF)

Informing Parents About Participation in NAEP (PDF)

Policies and Procedures for Complaints Related to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (PDF)

Prohibition on Using NAEP to Influence State and Local Standards, Tests, and Curricula (PDF)

Public Access to Test Questions, Item Release, and Confidentiality of Data for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (PDF)


Reporting and Dissemination

NAEP Testing and Reporting on Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners (PDF)

Collection and Reporting of Background Data by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (PDF)

Guidelines for the Initial Release of The Nation's Report Card (PDF)

Reporting, Release, and Dissemination of NAEP Results (PDF)

Specifications for 2005 NAEP Reports

Reporting Schedule for 2005 NAEP Assessments


Resolutions

Resolution in Memory of Alan J. Friedman (PDF)

Reporting 12th Grade Academic Preparedness for College (PDF)

Resolution on Linking NAEP and International Assessments (PDF)

Resolution on Reporting on Preparedness of 12th Grade Students (PDF)

Resolution on the NAEP 2009 Reading Framework

Resolution on Participation of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (PDF)


Technical Methodology

Long-term Trend (PDF)

Review of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (PDF)

Policy for Study of State NAEP Sampling (PDF)

Sampling Issues (PDF)

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