National Assessment of Educational Progress
NAEP, often referred to as the Nation's Report Card, is a common measure of student achievement, administered nationally, that reflects what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. NAEP data can also contribute to systemic discussions on educational reform.
In Virginia, public schools are randomly selected for NAEP assessment participation in a variety of assessment administrations. Additionally, based on the assessment being administered, small groups of students from each school are randomly chosen for participation. It is because of these random selections that student, school, and district level NAEP data is not provided.
NAEP assessment administration methodology is in stark contrast to state assessments, such as the Standards of Learning (SOL) administration, which is administered at all public schools in the state and, generally, to all students.
Watch this video to learn more about NAEP
Visit this site to read more on assessment types and state level data
Visit this site to prepare for NAEP testing, access sample questions, and try a pop quiz